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cipollina (today's sample record)

Plural: cipolline

Language: Italian

Description: Spring onion. Spring onions (US: scallions, salad onions) are small white onions with long dark green stems. They are usually eaten raw in salads or as a garnish. In South East Asian and China they are often chopped and added as a garnish before a dish is served. It is also a name for a cocktail onion.

Spring onions, with thanks to William's Kitchen in Fountain Street, Nailsworth in Gloucestershire

Pronounced: chee-poh-LEE-nah
Latin: Allium cepa, Allium fistulosum
Gender: f
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Italy
Also known as: cipolette

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