scallion

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Etymology[edit]

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 (Askálōn, Ascalon, an ancient Palestinian port), from Phoenician [script needed]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈskæ.lɪ.ən], [ˈskæ.ljn̩]

Noun[edit]

scallion (plural scallions)

  1. (now chiefly US) A spring onion, Allium fistulosum.
  2. (now chiefly US) Any of various similar members of the genus Allium.
  3. Any onion that lacks a fully developed bulb.
  4. (US, Scotland) A leek.

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