Etymology
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scallion (n.)

late 14c., scalun "shallot," kind of common onion, also "thing of little value," from Anglo-French escalone, Old North French escalogne, or Old French eschaloigne, all from Vulgar Latin *escalonia, from Latin (cæpa) Ascalonia "(onion) from Ascalon," the seaport in the southwestern Levant (modern Ashkelon in Israel). Cognate with shallot.

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Definitions of scallion

scallion (n.)
plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum;
Synonyms: leek / Allium porrum
scallion (n.)
a young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads;
Synonyms: green onion / spring onion
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