Origin of cipolinFrench ; from Italian cipollino, literally , little onion (ult. ; from Classical Latin cepa, onion): from its structure
(countable and uncountable, plural cipolins)
From Italian cippollino (“a little onion”), from cipolla (“onion”) (compare English cibol). So called because its veins consist, like onions, of different strata, one lying upon another.