scallion

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English[edit]

A bundle of scallions (spring onions, Allium fistulosum).

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English scalon, from Anglo-Norman scalun (variant of Old French eschaloigne), from a Proto-Romance derivation of Vulgar Latin *escalonia, from Latin Ascalonius (in caepa (onion) Ascalonius, "shallot"), from Ascalo (Ascalon), from Ancient Greek Ἀσκάλων (Askálōn, Ascalon, an ancient port city in the Levant), borrowed from Biblical Hebrew אַשְׁקְלוֹן(ʾašqəlôn).

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

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Etymology[edit]

From English scallion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈskɛljan/
  • Hyphenation: scall‧ion

Noun[edit]

scallion (plural: scallion dem, quantified: scallion)

  1. bunching onion, green onion, leek, scallion, spring onion, Welsh onion
    Scallion a $20, $30, but right now it a sell fi $120 because di rain naah fall.
    Spring onions cost between J$20 and J$30, but they're being sold for J$120 at the moment because there hasn't been any rain.