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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.
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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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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But You Will Perhaps Say that the King was a Diviner. ...
... expiatory sacrifice for that which was struck with lightning should have been made
with a man's head, I do not see why the proposal of an onion's was made by ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/4 but you will perhaps.htm

Admitting that all These Things which do the Immortal Gods ...
... Jupiter having long hesitated, said, "Thou shalt avert what is portended by thunder
with a head." [4285] The king answered, "With an onion." [4286] Jupiter ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/1 admitting that all these.htm

1 to Pray Does not Imply that Without Prayer God Would not Give us ...
... They are like the boy who found an onion and began peeling off its skins in the
hope of finding something inside it, just as one finds in a box on taking the ...
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Proceeding to the History of Israel, Tertullian Shows that ...
... Thus used they, too, (like the Psychics), to find the angelic bread [1031] of xerophagy
displeasing: they preferred the fragrance of garlic and onion to that ...
/.../chapter v proceeding to the history.htm

The Reign of David.
... waxed stronger and stronger, but the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker"
(2:Sam.3:1). Seeing this, Abner undertook negotiations looking to the onion of the ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter xi the reign of.htm

That Many of the Sicarii Fled to Alexandria Also and what Dangers ...
... together again, and persuade some others to join with them, gave orders to Lupus
to demolish that Jewish temple which was in the region called Onion, [19] and ...
/.../chapter 10 that many of.htm

The Jews Become Confederates with Caesar when He Fought against ...
... But it happened that the Egyptian Jews, who dwelt in the country called Onion, would
not let Antipater and Mithridates, with their soldiers, pass to Caesar ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 8 the jews become.htm

"Now all this is the Same Total Ignorance of God...
... idolatry, but the idol; and only differs in such a degree of philosophy, as the
religion of worshiping the sun differs from the religion of worshiping an onion ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-2-131 now all this is.htm

"For as Soon as it is Known and Confessed...
... to us; as soon as this great immutable truth is known, then it is known with the
utmost certainty, that to put our trust in the sun, or an onion, or our own ...
/.../law/the way to divine knowledge/way-2-132 for as soon as.htm

If that which it Has Pleased us to Know is Within Reach...
... think that anything can be known or comprehended, say what wheat is,"spelt, barley,
millet, the chick-pea, bean, lentil, melon, cumin, scallion, leek, onion? ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/59 if that which it.htm

... 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. ...
/l/leek.htm - 7k

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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