EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun any onion that does not form a large bulb; green onion. a shallot. a leek. Origin of scallion 1300–50; late Middle English scalyon(e) < Old French *escaloigne < Vulgar Latin *escalonia, variant of Latin Ascalōnia ( caepa) onion of Ascalon, a seaport of Palestine; replacing Middle English scalone, scaloun < Anglo-French scaloun < Vulgar Latin, as above
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Examples from the Web for scallion Contemporary Examples of scallion
In large salad bowl, combine greens,
scallion, and radish; dress with remaining vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper, toss. British Dictionary definitions for scallion noun any of various onions or similar plants, such as the spring onion, that have a small bulb and long leaves and are eaten in salads Also called: green onion Word Origin for scallion
C14: from Anglo-French
scalun, from Latin Ascalōnia ( caepa) Ascalonian (onion), from Ascalo Ascalon, a Palestinian port
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Word Origin and History for scallion n.
scalun "kind of 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," seaport in southwestern Levant (modern Ashkelon in Israel). Cognate with shallot.
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