pearl onions means: These tiny, small-sized onions are hard to peel. However they make great side dishes or additions to soups or stews. The frozen ones can be handled more easily, but they are less tasty. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does pearl onions mean?

  • Mild-flavored onions, about the same size as small marbles; used as side dishes or as pickles to add flavor and texture. (in Cooking Dictionary)