Definition of Top onion
1. Noun. Type of perennial onion grown chiefly as a curiosity or for early salad onions; having bulbils that replace the flowers.
Generic synonyms: Allium Cepa, Onion, Onion Plant
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Literary usage of Top onion
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1. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1854)
"The leek, the garlick, the hill-onion, the top onion, the red and the silver onions. ... The reason why maggots have ever destroyed the top onion is, ..."
2. The American Home Garden: Being Principles and Rules for the Culture of by Alexander Watson (1859)
"To obtain top onion sets, plant the large onions, the growth of the previous ... For early use, the top onion, whether green or dry, is valuable on account ..."
3. Gardening for Young and Old: The Cultivation of Garden Vegetables in the by Joseph Harris (1883)
"A Top-onion grows in precisely the same manner, but it throws up a stalk, ... The objection to the top onion is, that when ripe it does not keep well, ..."
4. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1857)
"Management of Top-Onion«. EDS. Co. GEST.—In answer to inquiries in your last no, allow me to «ay that the top-onion will produce setts the second and every ..."
5. The Physiology of Taste: Harder's Book of Practical American Cookery (in Six by Jules Arthur Harder (1885)
"There are two kinds of Onions that are not grown from seed, the Potato and the top onion. The Potato Onion grows in clusters under the ground. ..."
6. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1882)
"... top onion sets, sugar beets, yellow and red globe and large red mangels, black Spanish winter raddish, carrots, parsnips, tomatoes and Swede turnips. ..."
7. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"The so-called "Egyptian Onion" is a top Onion; also the "tree Onion." Multipliers are shown in Fig. 1532-3. Instead of continuing a singlo "heart" or core, ..."
8. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"The so-called " Egyptian Onion " is a top Onion; also the "tree Onion." Multipliers are shown in Fig. 1532-3. Instead of containing a single "heart" or core ..."