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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Add the tomatoes and scallions to the bowl and toss. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, "Clams and spaghettini make an easy dinner for 2," 6 July 2018 The crisp fries were sauced with a velvety white cheddar sauce, topped with crisp goetta, cheese curds and scallions. Polly Campbell,, "Clyborne Provisions and Spirits is a suburban surprise," 27 June 2018 To make the dressing, combine all remaining ingredients except scallions in a microwave-safe bowl. Lisa Lillien,, "Hungry Girl Shares Her Go-to Salad Recipe for Summer Cookouts," 25 June 2018 Toss with tamari, sesame oil, minced ginger, jalapeño and scallions to order. Ali Bouzari,, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 Last month that legacy returned to China in a steaming pile of fried honey chicken and scallion pancakes. Jessica Meyers,, "P.F. Chang's comes to Shanghai, but can you really sell American Chinese food to the country that invented the wok?," 25 May 2018 Next look for other sharply flavored green things, like chives or scallions. Paula Forbes, GQ, "How to Make Pesto, the Sauce of the Summer for Lazy People Everywhere," 14 May 2018 Place half the bok choy and scallions on top of the omelet. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Oyster Omelet," 27 Mar. 2018 Once cool enough to handle, cut asparagus and scallions into 2-inch to 3-inch lengths. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Don't start planning your Kentucky Derby 2018 party until you check out this cookbook," 21 Mar. 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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