Scal"lion (?), n. [OF. escalone, escaloingne, L. caepa Ascalonius of Ascalon, fr. Ascalo Ascalon, a town in Palestine. Cf. Shallot.]
A kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot.
Any onion which does not "bottom out," but remains with a thick stem like a leek.
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