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onion

also known as: Allium cepa

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 cepa of botanists, of which it is said that there are at least 30 or 40 species now growing in Israel.

The onion is “the ‘undivided’ leek, unio_, _unus, one.”

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Article Version: August 26, 2019