Definition of Spanish onion in US English:

Spanish onion


  • A large cultivated onion with a mild flavor.

    • ‘Thick bracelets of sweet-and-sour sautéed Spanish onion garnish the meat.’
    • ‘Dice mango, kiwi fruit, avocado, Spanish onion and red capsicum in a mixing bowl and add coriander and season to taste.’
    • ‘The melt-in-your-mouth morsels are served with Spanish onions, red peppers and capers, creating one of those memorable dishes that demand a return visit.’
    • ‘The generous portion came in a mass of chunks and tentacles, mixed with sliced Spanish onion, lemon and capers, barely warm and expertly cooked.’


Spanish onion

/ˈspaniSH ˈənyən//ˈspænɪʃ ˈənjən/