Jump to navigation Jump to search
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.
shallot (plural shallots)
- A vegetable in the onion family.
vegetable in the onion family, A. ascalonium or A. oschaninii
scallion — see scallion