shallot

noun
shal·​lot | \ shə-ˈlät How to pronounce shallot (audio) , ˈsha-lət How to pronounce shallot (audio) \

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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In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon zest and juice, mustard, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper; stir in shallots. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Marinated Summer Squash Salad," 19 July 2019 Allow shallots to cool slightly, then add them to the meat mixture along with the egg, cream and salt. Lisa Futterman, chicagotribune.com, "How to Instant Pot your picnic, with recipes for pate, savory cheesecake and dessert," 18 July 2019 Add gin and flambé quickly ensuring the shallots don’t get any color. National Geographic, "Grilled King Salmon," 2 July 2019 Add the shallot to the bacon fat in the skillet and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "This deserves to be your summer’s go-to bacon salad," 19 June 2019 Add the shallot to the bacon fat in the skillet and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "This deserves to be your summer’s go-to bacon salad," 17 June 2019 Add the shallot to the bacon fat in the skillet and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Washington Post, "This deserves to be your summer’s go-to bacon salad," 11 June 2019 Combine remaining shallots, minced parsley, minced tarragon, capers, and oil in bowl. Washington Post, "A vinaigrette packed with fresh herbs makes salmon better," 22 July 2019 Stir well and sauté until shallots are translucent. Alexandra Hall, BostonGlobe.com, "Can you make a vegetarian meal on the grill? Let local chefs show you how," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of shallot

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shallot

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

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shallot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shallot

: a small type of onion that is used in cooking

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