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shallot

[ shal-uht, shuh-lot ]
/ ˈʃæl ət, ʃəˈlɒt /
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noun
a cultivar of the onion, Allium cepa aggregatum, having a divided bulb used for flavoring in cooking.
the bulb of onion cultivar Allium cepa aggregatum, used in cooking.
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Origin of shallot

First recorded in 1655–65; shortening of earlier eschalot, from French échalote, diminutive of Middle French eschaloigne scallion
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British Dictionary definitions for shallot

shallot
/ (ʃəˈlɒt) /

noun
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

Word Origin for shallot

C17: from Old French eschalotte, from Old French eschaloigne, from Latin Ascalōnia caepa Ascalonian onion, from Ascalon, a Palestinian town
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