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Noun: scallion  skal-yun
Usage: N. Amer, Ireland
  1. Plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum
    - leek, Allium porrum
  2. A young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads
    - green onion [N. Amer], spring onion [Brit]

Derived forms: scallions

Type of: alliaceous plant, onion

Encyclopedia: Scallion