Definition of shallot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʃəˈlɒt//
; NAmE NAmE//ʃəˈlɑːt//
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a vegetable like a small onion with a very strong taste See related entries: Vegetables Word Origin mid 17th cent.: shortening of eschalot, from French eschalotte, alteration of Old French eschaloigne (in Anglo-Norman French scaloun, based on Latin Ascalonia (caepa) ‘(onion) of Ascalon’, a port in ancient Palestine.).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shallot