shallot

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ʃəˈlɒt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈʃælət, ʃəˈlɑt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shalət, shə lot)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
shal•lot /ˈʃælət, ʃəˈlɑt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Plant Biologya plant related to the onion.
  2. Plant Biologythe bulb of this plant, used in cooking.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
shal•lot  (shalət, shə lot),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologya plant, Allium cepa aggregatum (or A. ascalonicum), related to the onion, having a divided bulb used for flavoring in cookery.
  2. Plant Biologythe bulb of this plant.
  • French échalote, diminutive of Middle French eschaloigne scallion
  • aphetic variant of earlier eschalot 1655–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
shallot /ʃəˈlɒt/ n
  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
Etymology: 17th Century: from Old French eschalotte, from Old French eschaloigne, from Latin Ascalōnia caepa Ascalonian onion, from Ascalon, a Palestinian town
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