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Calçots - calsots

Discussion in 'Català (Catalan)' started by sirgawain, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. sirgawain Senior Member

    madrid, spain
    english/usa - living in madrid
    I believe CALÇOTS are served in Catalonia. Is it a type of scallion or does it translate into English as a different word?

    Thanks for your help. In Spanish I think the word is spelled calsots.
  2. vidaverde Senior Member

    English (USA)
    Try Google:


    "El calçot es cada uno de los brotes de una cebolla blanca que ha sido replantada. Los brotes, a medida que crecen, se calzan, de ahí el nombre de calçot.

    La cebolla es una planta de la familia de las liliáceas, su nombre científico es Allium cepa y la variedad de la cual se obtienen los calçots es la Blanca Grande Tardía de Lérida, que destaca por su dulzura y por el número y tamaño de los brotes, habitualmente de cuatro a siete."

    Sounds pretty specific, I doubt we have an exact name for it in English.
  3. Alisterio

    Alisterio Senior Member

    Mexico City
    UK English
    Wikipedia gives it as "scallion or green onion", although I have to admit I'm no expert on the subject... Edit: A search on Google images for "scallion" brings up lots of pictures of what I would call a "spring onion" - I guess you could go with any one of those as a translation.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2013
  4. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
  5. merquiades

    merquiades Senior Member

    USA Northeast
    I think I'd probably go with scallion in a translation.

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