Definition of Scallion

1. Noun. Plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum.

Exact synonyms: Allium Porrum, Leek
Terms within: Leek
Generic synonyms: Alliaceous Plant

2. Noun. A young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads.
Exact synonyms: Green Onion, Spring Onion
Generic synonyms: Onion
Geographical relationships: United States, Britain

Definition of Scallion

1. n. A kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot.

Definition of Scallion

1. Noun. (qualifier now chiefly US) A spring onion, ''Allium fistulosum''. ¹

2. Noun. (qualifier now chiefly US) Any of various similar members of the genus Allium ¹

3. Noun. Any onion that lacks a fully developed bulb. ¹

4. Noun. (US Scotland) A leek. ¹

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Definition of Scallion

1. an onion-like plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Scallion

1. 1. A kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot. 2. Any onion which does not "bottom out," but remains with a thick stem like a leek. Origin: OF. Escalone, escaloingne, L. Caepa Ascalonius of Ascalon, fr. Ascalo Ascalon, a town in Palestine. Cf. Shallot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scallion

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Literary usage of Scallion

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1. Code Remedies: Remedies and Remedial Rights by the Civil Action According to by John Norton Pomeroy, Thomas Ashford Bogle (1904)
"Pending the action plaintiff conveyed the premises to one Cohen, who in turn conveyed to one scallion. In plaintiff's deed to Cohen the former " reserved ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
scallion, a plant allied to the garlic and onion. (F.,— L., — Gk., — Phoenician.) Phillips, ed. 1706, gives both scallion and ..."

3. Medical Botany; Or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill, Gilbert Thomas Burnett by John Stephenson, James Morss Churchill, Gilbert Thomas Burnett (1834)
"The scallion is another variety of A. Cepa, distinguished by the ... Miller states, that the scallion is propagated by parting the roots in autumn ; that it ..."

4. The Beast at Work by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1993)
"I personally gave you people a map of the “after” US before scallion was even in diapers. Does this make me great and him tiny and insignificant? ..."

5. A Glossary of Yorkshire Words and Phrases: Collected in Whitby and the by Francis Kildale Robinson (1855)
"He grows like a scallion," the boy shoots up fast. " As ram as a scallion," onion scented. See Ram- scallion. SCANT, scarce, limited, shallow in quantity. ..."

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