shallot

noun shal·lot \ shə-ˈlät , ˈsha-lət \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of shallot

1 : 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

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Origin and Etymology of shallot

modification of French échalote, from Middle French eschalotte, alteration of eschaloigne, from Vulgar Latin *escalonia — more at scallion


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Definition of shallot for English Language Learners

  • : a small type of onion that is used in cooking



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