- a small onion (Allium ascalonicum) whose clustered bulbs, like garlic but milder, are used for flavoring
- green onion
Origin of shallotobsolete French eschalotte, altered ; from Old French eschaloigne: see scallion
- A variety of onion with pointed, pear-shaped bulbs that grow in clusters.
- The mild-flavored bulb of this plant, used in cooking.
Origin of shallotShortening of French échalote, from Middle French eschalote : alteration (influenced by -ote, -otte, feminine of -ot, diminutive suff.) of Old French eschaloigne, from Vulgar Latin *escal&omacron;nia; see scallion.
- A vegetable in the onion family.
- Allium ascalonium.
- Allium oschaninii.
- Any small onion.
- (New Orleans) A scallion
From French Ã©chalote, alteration of eschaloigne, from Middle Latin escalonia "onion of Ascalon".