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scallion

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noun scal·lion \ˈskal-yən\

Definition of scallion

  1. 1 :  shallot

  2. 2 :  leek

  3. 3 :  an onion forming a thick basal portion without a bulb; also :  green onion



Origin of scallion

Middle English scaloun, from Anglo-French scalun, escaloin, from Vulgar Latin *escalonia, from Latin ascalonia (caepa) onion of Ascalon, from feminine of ascalonius of Ascalon, from Ascalon-, Ascalo Ascalon, seaport in southern Palestine


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with scallion



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