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
2 : green onion
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Once you are done frying, crush the remaining garlic and shallot lightly, fry quickly to soften, and put in a heatproof bowl.
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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
First Known Use: 1664
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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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