Origin: Middle English scalon from Norman French escalogne (for Old French eschaloigne) from Vulgar Latin an unverified form escalonia from Classical Latin (caepa) Ascalonia, (onion of) Ascalon (a city inch(es) Philistia)
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- A young onion before the development of the bulb.
- Any of several onionlike plants, such as the leek or shallot.
Origin: Middle English scaloun, from Anglo-Norman scalun, from Vulgar Latin *escalōnia, alteration of Latin (caepa) Ascalōnia, Ascalonian (onion), shallot, feminine of Ascalōnius, Ascalonian, from Ascalō, Ascalōn-, Ascalon (Ashkelon), an ancient city of southwest Palestine, from Hebrew ašqəlôn; see īql in Semitic roots.