scal·​lion | \ ˈskal-yən How to pronounce scallion (audio) \

Definition of scallion

1 : shallot
2 : leek
3 : an onion forming a thick basal portion without a bulb also : green onion

Examples of scallion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the shallot, garlic, and white parts of scallion., 19 Oct. 2021 She’s fascinated by different techniques, like Chinese lamination usually seen in the flaky scallion pancake, and how they can be used in both savory and sweet applications. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Aug. 2021 Finely chop white and light green parts of scallion; thinly slice dark green part and set aside. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2021 His solution—to sandwich a thin sashimi slice between translucent wafers of Asian pear—is elegant and sculptural, evoking a fish swimming through an emerald-and-yellow pool of scallion oil and lemon juice. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, 21 Dec. 2021 Wrapped with a festive silk ribbon, each box comes ready to gift and contains 45 crumbly bite-size rounds in assertive flavors like Parmesan olive, Gruyère date, and—my favorite—anchovy scallion. Bon Appétit, 15 Nov. 2021 Stir in the celery, scallion, mayonnaise, mustard, Parmesan, if using, salt, pepper and seasoning, if using. Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2021 Serve warm, topped with pico de gallo, and avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion greens and lime wedges, if using, on the side. Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2021 Add the cilantro stems, scallion whites, chilies, peppercorns, lemon grass, ginger, and garlic., 9 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of scallion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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 ancient Palestine

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11 Jan 2022

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“Scallion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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