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 (Natural Order Liliaceae), is known in Arabic as bucal and is cultivated all over Syria and Egypt; it appears to be as much a favorite in the Orient today as ever.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ONIONS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.