A scallion, also commonly known as spring onion, green onion, or salad onion, is
associated with various members of the genus Allium that lack a fully-developed
bulb. Harvested for their taste, they tend to be milder than other onions and may
Diced scallions are often used in soup, noodle and seafood dishes, and in sauces
in eastern dishes, after removing the bottom quarter-inch or so of the root end.
Scallion" is sometimes used for Allium ascalonicum, better known as the shallot.
The words scallion and shallot are related and can be traced back to the Greek
askolonion as described by the Greek writer Theophrastus; this name, in turn,
seems to originate from the Philistine town of Ascalon (modern-day Ashkelon in