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

Definition of scallion

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 Shred the meat into bite-size pieces, discarding the bones and cartilage, then add it back to the stew along with the tofu, scallion greens, sugar, and remaining kimchi. Christopher Kimball,, "Recipes: Three hearty stews that let you skip a step," 5 Jan. 2021 While some of us have abandoned our sourdough starters or let our mini-scallion farms fall by the wayside, the task of cleaning up after each meal still weighs heavily on us. Washington Post, "7 one-pan recipes that max out on comfort, not dishes to wash," 30 Dec. 2020 The restaurant is making a pastrami hoagie for the holidays that includes pastrami on a garlic-scallion roll with a small Caesar salad and French fries ($39). Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery holiday dinners," 16 Dec. 2020 Many of Beard’s recipe lists read like a modern Brooklyn bistro menu, with items like sunchokes and sliders, scallion tart and roasted figs with prosciutto. New York Times, "A Deeper, Darker Look at James Beard, Food Oracle and Gay Man," 15 Dec. 2020 Add buttermilk, eggs, and butter-scallion mixture and stir to combine. Dawn Perry, Country Living, "Scallion Cornbread," 14 Dec. 2020 Winslow thinks of leeks as somewhere between a scallion and a bulb onion. Washington Post, "Onions, shallots, scallions and leeks are mostly interchangeable in recipes. Here’s how to use what you have.," 23 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, in a sauce pot, bring the stock up to a simmer and add the six garlic cloves, ginger and scallion whites. Cathy Jakicic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stocking up: Get the last bit of nutrition and flavor out of your Thanksgiving turkey," 24 Nov. 2020 Tuna and avocado poke with diced ahi tuna, avocado, lime, cilantro, scallion, ginger teriyaki, sesame seeds and chips for $14. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Paradise Tiki reopens at Dania Beach marina," 12 Nov. 2020

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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 2021

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“Scallion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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