shallot

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English[edit]

Shallots (bulbs of Allium ascalonium)

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʃælət/, /ʃəˈlɑt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ʃəˈlɒt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt
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Noun[edit]

shallot (plural shallots)

  1. A vegetable in the onion family.
    1. Allium ascalonium.
    2. Allium oschaninii.
    3. Any small onion.
    4. (Louisiana) A scallion

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