- a plant, Allium cepa aggregatum (or A. ascalonicum), related to the onion, having a divided bulb used for flavoring in cookery.
- the bulb of this plant.
- Also called: scallion an alliaceous plant, Allium ascalonicum, cultivated for its edible bulb
- the bulb of this plant, which divides into small sections and is used in cooking for flavouring and as a vegetable
n.“small onion,” 1660s, shortened from eschalot, from French échalote, from Middle French eschalotte, from Old French eschaloigne, from Vulgar Latin *escalonia (see scallion).