- 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
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shal•lot /ˈʃælət, ʃəˈlɑt/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Plant Biologya plant related to the onion.
- Plant Biologythe bulb of this plant, used in cooking.
shal•lot (shal′ət, shə lot′),USA pronunciation n.
- Plant Biologya plant, Allium cepa aggregatum (or A. ascalonicum), related to the onion, having a divided bulb used for flavoring in cookery.
- Plant Biologythe bulb of this plant.
- French échalote, diminutive of Middle French eschaloigne scallion
- aphetic variant of earlier eschalot 1655–65
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shallot /ʃəˈlɒt/ n
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