an immature form of the onion (Allium cepa), widely cultivated for its tiny bulb and long green leaves which are eaten in salads, etc Also called green onion, scallion
- Spring on someone
Present or make known unexpectedly, as in They sprung the news of their engagement on the family last night. This idiom uses spring in the sense of “make a sudden move.” Mark Twain used it in Tom Sawyer (1876): “Old Mr. Jones is going to try to spring something on the people here tonight.”
noun 1. a tree frog, Hyla crucifer, having an X -shaped mark on the back and voicing a shrill call commonly heard near ponds and swamps of eastern North America in the early spring.
noun, Chinese Cookery. 1. an egg roll. noun 1. a Chinese dish consisting of a savoury mixture of vegetables and meat rolled up in a thin pancake and fried
noun 1. a city in S Transvaal, in the E Republic of South Africa, E of Johannesburg. verb (used without object), sprang or, often sprung; sprung; springing. 1. to rise, leap, move, or act suddenly and swiftly, as by a sudden dart or thrust forward or outward, or being suddenly released from a coiled or […]