scal·​lion | \ˈskal-yən \

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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In another bowl, toss bread with oil, then scallions. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Green Bean and Cheddar Casserole," 23 Oct. 2018 Transfer to a bowl and toss with additional red pepper and scallions if desired. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Korean-Style Beef and Apple Lettuce Cups," 9 Oct. 2018 Fold in kale and scallions; transfer to platter with chicken. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Cider-Braised Chicken-and-Fennel Panzanella," 21 Sep. 2018 Stir in lemon juice and serve topped with crispy hash browns, bacon, pepper, and scallions if desired. Redbook Test Kitchen, Redbook, "Potato-Leek Soup," 20 Aug. 2018 Scatter the remaining 2 tablespoons each seeds and scallions over the top and serve. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Tex-Mex Cornbread Salad," 18 Apr. 2018 Serve with potato wedges, topped with scallions, cilantro and a drizzle of hot sesame chile oil or sprinkling of red-pepper flakes, and more tamari sauce. Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "How to make sheet-pan suppers without the meat," 1 Oct. 2018 Add scallions and onion mixture to rice and toss to combine. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Wild Rice-and-Cider-Cranberry Pilaf," 24 Sep. 2018 Add scallions and shungiku to pot in separate sections. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Comfort Food That Brings the Whole Table Together," 9 May 2018

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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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