scallion

noun scal·lion \ ˈskal-yən \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of scallion

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

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Origin and Etymology 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 ancient Palestine



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