scallion

noun
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 Add scallions, cilantro, raisins, and chicken; toss to combine. Country Living Test Kitchen, Country Living, "Curry Chicken Salad," 22 Jan. 2020 Add cucumbers, scallions, jalapeño slices, and carrots. Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, "Friendsgiving Will Set You Free," 26 Nov. 2019 Serve the meatballs with the carrots, cilantro sprigs, sliced scallions, and lettuce leaves for wrapping. BostonGlobe.com, "Cashew-Coconut Meatballs with Creamy Spiced Tomato Sauce," 7 Nov. 2019 Instead, melt 2 tablespoon salted butter in the skillet over medium heat before adding the scallions. Los Angeles Times, "What’s Buffalo corn? Think wings, but better," 24 Sep. 2019 Add the scallions, onion and bell pepper, cooking until tender, about 10 minutes. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: West African Peanut Shrimp," 31 July 2019 Remove from heat and fold in whole parsley leaves and sliced scallion. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Crispy Fish with Herb Tartar Sauce and Snap Pea Salad," 20 May 2019 Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, scallion and parsley. Washington Post, "Shrimp Étouffée," 9 Jan. 2020 Sprinkle some scallions and nori, if using, over each bowl and serve. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Namu Gaji’s Kimchi Fried Rice," 31 Dec. 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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27 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Scallion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scallions. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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