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

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Add the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil, swirl to coat the pan, and when the oil smokes, add the pale green and white parts of the scallions and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, or until softened. Sheryl Julian,, "Recipe: Rice-noodle bowls with chicken and broccoli use just a few ingredients and high heat," 3 Sep. 2019 Serve fish over rice; top with salsa and sprinkle with green parts of scallions. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Lime Tilapia with Citrus-Avocado Salsa," 1 July 2019 Fluff rice with a fork and stir in green parts of scallions. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Asian Pork Chops with Coconut Rice," 7 Mar. 2019 Feng’s fish expertise produces such starters as rock shrimp cooked tempura-style, sprinkled with sliced scallions and accompanied by a creamy, peppery aïoli. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Regal dining at Feng Chophouse in Hartford (but for a king’s ransom)," 8 Aug. 2019 Top it with some scallions, and serve it alone or with rice. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "You'll Never Look at Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast the Same After Making This Stir Fry," 24 July 2019 In a large bowl with a fork, beat the eggs with a generous pinch of salt, pepper, lemon rind and juice, parsley, cilantro, and scallions. Sally Pasley Vargas,, "Recipe: Salmon burgers in buns with corn salsa are the ultimate fish sandwiches," 22 July 2019 Toss Monterey Jack with cilantro and scallion greens. Washington Post, "Add succulent shrimp to quesadilla and you’ve got a party," 1 July 2019 Every other week, or whenever her grandchildren ask for more, Bok Soon visits the local Korean market and restocks her kitchen with fresh scallions, red chili peppers, Korean radish, minced garlic and, of course, napa cabbage. Lauren Kim, The Mercury News, "How kimchi expresses my grandma’s love," 21 June 2019

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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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