oignon

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French oingnon, from Old French oingnun, unniun, from Latin ūniō, ūniōnem m.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (France) IPA(key): /ɔɲɔ̃/
  • (file)
    (Provence) IPA(key): /oˈɲɔᵑ/, /oˈɲɔɲ/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ɔɲõ/

Noun[edit]

oignon m (plural oignons)

  1. onion (Allium cepa)
  2. bulb (of a plant)
  3. (in the plural, colloquial) one's own business

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Saint Dominican Creole French: z'oignon
    • Haitian Creole: zonyon

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