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shallot

[shal-uh t, shuh-lot] /ˈʃæl ət, ʃəˈlɒt/
noun
1.
a plant, Allium cepa aggregatum (or A. ascalonicum), related to the onion, having a divided bulb used for flavoring in cookery.
2.
the bulb of this plant.
Origin of shallot
1655-1665
1655-65; aphetic variant of earlier eschalot < French échalote, diminutive of Middle French eschaloigne scallion
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shallot

/ʃəˈlɒt/
noun
1.
Also called scallion. an alliaceous plant, Allium ascalonicum, cultivated for its edible bulb
2.
the bulb of this plant, which divides into small sections and is used in cooking for flavouring and as a vegetable
Word Origin
C17: from Old French eschalotte, from Old French eschaloigne, from Latin Ascalōnia caepa Ascalonian onion, from Ascalon, a Palestinian town
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Word Origin and History for shallot
n.

"small onion," 1660s, shortened from eschalot, from French échalote, from Middle French eschalotte, from Old French eschaloigne, from Vulgar Latin *escalonia (see scallion).

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