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 Also-- life hack alert: shallots are also now available as a secret-menu topping for fries and hot dogs. cleveland, "Shake Shack brings back award-winning burger, introduces trio of new shakes," 7 Jan. 2020 Add shallots, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, bay leaves, rosemary, and broth. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Red Wine-and Shallot-Braised Short Ribs," 10 Dec. 2019 Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss together cabbage, shallot, carrot and jalapeño. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "Turkey sandwiches, as you please," 3 Dec. 2019 In the baking dish, toss the potatoes, shallots, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, sumac, salt, and black pepper., "Za’atar Roast Chicken with Sumac Potatoes," 24 Sep. 2019 Layer tomatoes, shallot, thyme and goat cheese on bread crumbs. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Corn and tomatoes: The local sweet season has started," 9 Aug. 2019 The hanger steak was charred and cooked to order, coins of shallot tarragon butter keeping things juicy. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Lackluster food falls short at this established French restaurant on Louisville's East End," 27 Nov. 2019 Roast, stirring once, until Brussels sprouts and shallots are tender, golden and lightly charred in spots, 20 to 25 minutes. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "A brilliant Thanksgiving strategy: Make sides quickly, or ahead," 25 Nov. 2019 In a large bowl, combine the bread cubes and the shallot-herb paste; toss gently., "Sweet Potato and Shallot Casserole With Fennel Seeds," 20 Nov. 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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 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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