Answer: Which city gets its name from a wild relative of the onion?

The Question: Which city gets its name from a wild relative of the onion?

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The Answer: The correct answer is Chicago.

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  1. What’s wild, smelly and leaves a bad taste in your mouth? Chicago. The name “Chicago” is generally believed to have derived from the Native American word “shikaakwa,” meaning a wild smelly onion. The two indigenous groups known as the Miami and Illinois made references to these native onions because of their abundance along the the Chicago River. There were so many that when the French settlers asked the local Indians what the area was called, they said, “Chicagoua,” a reference to the skunk-like odor of the plant. Today, cement sidewalks and paved roads cover the marshlands that once served as home to these smelly plants.

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