shallot

EnglishEdit

 
Shallots (bulbs of Allium ascalonium)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French échalote, from Middle French eschalote, alteration of Old French eschaloigne, from Medieval Latin escalonia, from Latin ascalonia (cēpa) (onion of Ashkelon). Doublet of scallion.

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NounEdit

shallot (plural shallots)

  1. Any vegetable of certain species in the onion family.
    1. Allium ascalonium.
    2. Allium oschaninii.
  2. Any small onion.
  3. (Louisiana, Australia) A scallion

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