shallot


shallot

noun

  1. a plant, Allium cepa aggregatum (or A. ascalonicum), related to the onion, having a divided bulb used for flavoring in cookery.
  2. the bulb of this plant.

noun

  1. Also called: scallion an alliaceous plant, Allium ascalonicum, cultivated for its edible bulb
  2. 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).

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