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1. A variety of onion with pointed, pear-shaped bulbs that grow in clusters.
2. The mild-flavored bulb of this plant, used in cooking.
[Shortening of French échalote, from Middle French eschalote : alteration (influenced by -ote, -otte, feminine of -ot, diminutive suff.) of Old French eschaloigne, from Vulgar Latin *escalōnia; see scallion.]
1. (Plants) Also called: scallion an alliaceous plant, Allium ascalonicum, cultivated for its edible bulb
2. (Plants) the bulb of this plant, which divides into small sections and is used in cooking for flavouring and as a vegetable
[C17: from Old French eschalotte, from Old French eschaloigne, from Latin Ascalōnia caepa Ascalonian onion, from Ascalon, a Palestinian town]
shal•lot(ˈʃæl ət, ʃəˈlɒt)
1. a plant, Allium ascalonicum, related to the onion, having a divided bulb.
2. the bulb of this plant, used in cooking.
A vegetable similar to the onion.
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|Noun||1.||shallot - aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion|
Allium ascalonicum, Allium cepa aggregatum, eschalot, multiplier onion, shallot - type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning
bulb - a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
|2.||shallot - type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning|
shallot - small mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning
Allium cepa, onion plant, onion - bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb
shallot - aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion
|3.||shallot - small mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning|
onion - an aromatic flavorful vegetable