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

Examples of shallot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In medium bowl, combine garlic, shallot, parsley, rosemary, orange zest, 2 Tbsp olive oil and ½ tsp each salt and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Stuffed Turkey Breast," 15 Sep. 2020 Try swapping out the garlic for chives or some shallot, or adding fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary. Em Mcgarrigle, Bon Appétit, "When I Have More Cheese Than I Know What to Do With, I Make Fromage Fort," 11 Sep. 2020 Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss corn, tomatoes, scallions, shallot, oil, lemon zest and juice, and 1/2 tsp salt. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "Fresh Corn, Tomato, Herb, and Israeli Couscous Salad," 26 June 2020 Whisk in olive oil, honey, 3/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper; stir in shallot and thyme. Carla Hall, Redbook, "3 Things You Can Do With Your New Favorite Vegetable, Celery," 2 June 2017 Add fish sauce, shallot, juice from half a lime, and chili to the cucumbers and mix through. Tamar Adler, The New Yorker, "Hear Me Out: Hot-Dog Salad," 4 Aug. 2020 Add shallot and garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Braised chicken thighs and other weeknight possibilities," 7 June 2020 Add the olives and cherry tomatoes to the shallot-tomato mixture and gently simmer for a few minutes over low heat. Lindsay Campbell, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ten Top Chefs Share What They Are Cooking While in Isolation," 8 Apr. 2020 Whisk together shallot, vinegar, orange zest, and remaining 2 tablespoons each orange juice and oil in a bowl. Erika Dugan And Kate Merker, Country Living, "Oven-Braised Rainbow Carrots," 5 Apr. 2020

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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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20 Sep 2020

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“Shallot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of shallot

: a small type of onion that is used in cooking

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