- Allium ascalonium.
- Allium oschaninii.
- Any small onion.
- (New Orleans) A scallion..
Origin of shallot
- 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 scallion
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French Ã©chalote, alteration of eschaloigne, from Middle Latin escalonia "onion of Ascalon".