Definitions for scallionˈskæl yən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scal•lionˈskæl yən(n.)

  1. any onion that does not form a large bulb; green onion.

    Category: Plants

  2. Category: Plants

    Ref: shallot.

  3. Category: Plants

    Ref: leek.

Origin of scallion:

1375–1425; late ME scalyon(e), ME scalone, scaloun < AF, for OF *escaloigne < VL *escalonia, for L Ascalōnia (caepa) (onion of) Ascalon, a seaport of Palestine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leek, scallion, Allium porrum(noun)

    plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum

  2. green onion, spring onion, scallion(noun)

    a young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads


  1. scallion(Noun)

    A spring onion, Allium fistulosum.

  2. scallion(Noun)

    Any of various similar members of the genus Allium

  3. scallion(Noun)

    Any onion that lacks a fully developed bulb.

  4. scallion(Noun)

    A leek.

  5. Origin: scalun (cognate with Old French escalogne), from a Proto-Romance derivation of Ascalonia ‘shallot’, from Ascalo ‘Ascalon’ an ancient Palestinian port.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scallion(noun)

    a kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot

  2. Scallion(noun)

    any onion which does not "bottom out," but remains with a thick stem like a leek


  1. Scallion

    Scallions are the edible plants of various Allium species, all of which are "onion-like", having hollow green leaves and lacking a fully developed root bulb.


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