(colloquial, chiefly archaic) A person from Bermuda or of Bermudian descent.
- onion plant
Other Word Forms of Onion
Origin of Onion
Middle English onyon, union, oinyon, from Anglo-Norman union et al. and Old French oignon, from Latin Å«niōnem, accusative of Å«niō (“onion, large pearl") (probably from Å«nus (“one"), but perhaps compare Hittite wašḫar (“garlic"), Sanskrit उष्ण (uṣṇa, “onion"), Pashto ووږه (ūža, “garlic"), Khowar wǝẓnÅ« (“garlic")). Displaced the inherited term ramsons.
Middle English oinyon from Old French oignon from Latin uniō uniōn-
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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