Definitions for scallionˈskæl yən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any onion that does not form a large bulb; green onion.
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
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
green onion, spring onion, scallion(noun)
a young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads
A spring onion, Allium fistulosum.
Any of various similar members of the genus Allium
Any onion that lacks a fully developed bulb.
Origin: scalun (cognate with Old French escalogne), from a Proto-Romance derivation of Ascalonia ‘shallot’, from Ascalo ‘Ascalon’ an ancient Palestinian port.
a kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot
any onion which does not "bottom out," but remains with a thick stem like a leek