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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Onion

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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.


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Onion'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/o/onion.html. 1859.

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