Definition for SCAL'LION

SCAL'LION, n. [It. scalogno; L. ascalonia; Fr. echalote, whence our shalot; so named probably from its coats, shell, scale.]

A plant, the Allium Ascalonicum, which grows about Ascalon in Palestine. It is the wildest of all the cultivated species of the garlic and onion genus. It is propagated by means of the cloves of its bulbs.

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