scal·​lion ˈskal-yən How to pronounce scallion (audio)
: leek
: an onion forming a thick basal portion without a bulb
also : green onion

Examples of scallion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The expansive space, a fixture in Mills 50 for scallion pancakes, soup dumplings and sizzling Sichuan fare, is long overdue, Cai told the Orlando Sentinel. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 2 July 2024 Made from toasted, housemade bialys and translucent slivers of wild Alaskan smoked sable, the sandwich is rounded out with scallion cream cheese for plushness, and sliced tomato for a touch of juicy sweetness. New York Times, 18 June 2024 Several rice bowls and a Vietnamese noodle salad with lettuce, cabbage, pickled carrot and daikon, scallions, rice noodles, and a side of peanut sauce, and sweet chili vinegar can also be ordered. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 15 Mar. 2024 Schmears include classics like lox, scallion, garlic and herb, cinnamon raisin and vegetable, as well as funfetti, olive, tofu and strawberry, with additional spreads and salads such as tuna salad, egg salad, whitefish salad and baked kippered salmon. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for scallion 

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scallion was in the 14th century

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“Scallion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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

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