Scallion Definition

skălyən
noun
A bunching onion or a young onion harvested before the bulb develops.
American Heritage
Any of various onions or onionlike plants, as the shallot, green onion, or leek.
Webster's New World

(now chiefly US) Any of various similar members of the genus Allium.

Wiktionary

(US, Scotland) A leek.

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Other Word Forms of Scallion

Noun

Singular:
scallion
Plural:
scallions

Origin of Scallion

  • 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 ṯql in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman scalun (cognate with Old French escalogne), from a Proto-Romance derivation of Latin Ascalonius (in caepa (“onion") Ascalonius, "shallot"), from Ascalo (“Ascalon"), from Ancient Greek Ἀσκάλων (Askalon, “Ascalon, an ancient Palestinian port"), from Phoenician [script?]

    From Wiktionary

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