What does scallion mean?

Definitions for scallionˈskæl yən

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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

  3. Origin: [OF. escalone, eschaloingne, L. caepa Ascalonia onion of Ascalon; caepa onion + Ascalonius of Ascalon, fr. Ascalo Ascalon, a town in Palestine. Cf. Shallot.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scallion

    skal′yun, n. the shallot: the leek: the onion. [L. Ascalonia (cæpia), Ascalon (onion).]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scallion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scallion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marc Forgione:

    We were definitely the only Westerners at Fu Kee -- it was not a tourist place by any means, the little garnish that they give you, it's almost like a scallion and ginger salad.

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