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... now growing in Palestine. The onion is "the `undivided' leek, unio_, _unus,
one.". Noah Webster's Dictionary. (n.) A liliaceous plant ...
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Onions (1 Occurrence)
... un'-yunz (betsalim; krommuon): One of the delicacies of Egypt for which the children
of Israel pined in the wilderness (Numbers 11:5). The onion, alllium cepa ...
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Layer (4 Occurrences)
... a bed; one thickness, course, or fold laid over another; as, a layer of clay or
of sand in the earth; a layer of bricks, or of plaster; the layers of an onion. ...
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... broadly linear succulent leaves rising from a loose oblong cylindrical bulb.
The flavor is stronger than that of the common onion. ...
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Root (54 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true root or a tuber, a bulb
or rootstock, as in the potato, the onion, or the sweet flag. ...
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Bulb (4 Occurrences)
... is strictly a bud, consisting of a cluster of partially developed leaves, and producing,
as it grows, a stem above, and roots below, as in the onion, tulip, etc ...
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Coat (54 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the
coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish. ...
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Egypt (596 Occurrences)
... times we find the maize (durrah), wheat, barley and lentil; the vine, currant, date
palm, dum palm, fig, olive and pomegranate; the onion, garlic, cucumber ...
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4237. prasia -- a garden bed
... Perhaps from prason (a leek, and so an onion-patch); a garden plot, ie (by implication,
of regular beds) a row (repeated in plural by Hebraism, to indicate an ...
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Smith's Bible Dictionary

This product is mentioned only in (Numbers 11:5) as one of the good things of Egypt of which the Israel regretted the loss. Onions have been from time immemorial a favorite article of food among the Egyptians, The onions of Egypt are much milder in flavor and less pungent than those of this country.

ATS Bible Dictionary

One of the vegetables of Egypt for which the Hebrews murmured in the desert, Numbers 11:5. Hasselquist says that the onions of Egypt are remarkably sweet, mild, and nutritious. Juvenal, Pliny, and Lucian satirize the superstitious regard of the Egyptians for this bulb.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Israelites in the wilderness longed for the "onions and garlick of Egypt" (Numbers 11:5). This was the betsel of the Hebrews, the Allium cepe of botanists, of which it is said that there are some thirty or forty species now growing in Palestine. The onion is "the `undivided' leek, unio_, _unus, one."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A liliaceous plant of the genus Allium (A. cepa), having a strong-flavored bulb and long hollow leaves; also, its bulbous root, much used as an article of food. The name is often extended to other species of the genus.
Strong's Hebrew
1211. batsal -- an onion
... << 1210, 1211. batsal. 1212 >>. an onion. Transliteration: batsal Phonetic Spelling:
(beh'-tsel) Short Definition: onions. Word ... onion. From ...
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