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2 definitions found
 for scallion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scallion \Scal"lion\, n. [OF. escalone, eschaloingne, L. caepa
     Ascalonia onion of Ascalon; caepa onion + Ascalonius of
     Ascalon, fr. Ascalo Ascalon, a town in Palestine. Cf.
     Shallot.]
     1. (Bot.) A kind of small onion ({Allium Ascalonicum),
        native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Any onion which does not "bottom out," but remains with a
        thick stem like a leek. --Amer. Cyc.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  scallion
      n 1: plant having a large slender white bulb and flat
           overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed
           derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum [syn: leek,
           scallion, Allium porrum]
      2: a young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads
         [syn: green onion, spring onion, scallion]

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