Word derivation for "onion" :
Basque = tipula, Finnish = sipuli
Miresua = tipuli
My previous word for onion was sipulta. I'm changing this word so that it doesn't end in -A, and also so to not insert the LT consonant combination. The Basque and the Finnish words for onion are quite similar.
The word onions (plural) occurs in once in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in Chapter 8, The Queen's Croquet-Ground.
"I heard the Queen say only yesterday you deserved to be beheaded!"
"What for?" said the one who had spoken first.
"That's none of YOUR business, Two!" said Seven.
"Yes, it IS his business!" said Five, "and I'll tell him -- it was for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions."