noun shal·lot \shə-ˈlät also ˈsha-lət\

: a small type of onion that is used in cooking

Full Definition of SHALLOT

:  a bulbous perennial onion (Allium cepa aggregatum) that produces small clustered bulbs which resemble those of garlic and are used in seasoning; also :  its bulb

Origin of SHALLOT

modification of French échalote, from Middle French eschalotte, alteration of eschaloigne, from Vulgar Latin *escalonia — more at scallion
First Known Use: 1664

Rhymes with SHALLOT


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