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scallion

[skal-yuh n] /ˈskæl yən/
noun
1.
any onion that does not form a large bulb; green onion.
2.
a shallot.
3.
a leek.
Origin
late Middle English
1300-1350
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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scallion

/ˈskæljən/
noun
1.
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
C14: from Anglo-French scalun, from Latin Ascalōnia (caepa) Ascalonian (onion), from Ascalo Ascalon, a Palestinian port
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scallion

n.

late 14c., 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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