Definition of pearl onion in English:

pearl onion

noun

  • A very small onion used for pickling.

    • ‘Add the tripe, pearl onions, white wine, black peppercorns and remaining apple vinegar and sauté until tender.’
    • ‘Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes, pearl onions, carrots, morels, and baby leeks to a bowl and set aside, keeping warm.’
    • ‘Add the celery, pearl onions, carrots, potatoes, sage, and thyme.’
    • ‘Add the pearl onions and sauté until translucent.’
    • ‘Also occupying the plate were little pearl onions, which were great, though they had a pungent, gamey flavour to them.’