(US, Scotland) A leek.
Other Word Forms of Scallion
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?]
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