any of various onions or onionlike plants, as the shallot, green onion, or leek
Origin of scallionMiddle 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 in Philistia)
- A bunching onion or a young onion harvested before the bulb develops. Also called green onion .
- Any of several onionlike plants, such as a shallot.
Origin of scallionMiddle English scaloun from Anglo-Norman scalun from Vulgar Latin escalōnia alteration of Latin (caepa) Ascalōnia Ascalonian (onion), shallot feminine of Ascalōnius Ascalonian from AscalōAscalōn- , Ascalon (Ashkelon), an ancient city of southwest Palestine from Hebrew 'ašqəlôn &tlowmac;ql