shallot
Rocambole Roc"am*bole, n. [F.] [Written also {rokambole}.] (Bot.) A name of {Allium Scorodoprasum} and {Allium Ascalonium}, two kinds of garlic, the latter of which is also called {shallot}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shallot — Shal*lot , n. [OF. eschalote (for escalone), F. [ e]chalote. See {Scallion}, and cf. {Eschalot}.] (Bot.) A small kind of onion ({Allium Ascalonicum}) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or eschalot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shallot — (n.) 1664, from Fr. échalote, from M.Fr. eschalotte, from O.Fr. eschaloigne, from V.L. *escalonia (see SCALLION (Cf. scallion)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • shallot — ► NOUN ▪ the small bulb of a plant of the onion family, used in cookery and pickling. ORIGIN French eschalotte, alteration of Old French eschaloigne, scaloun scallion …   English terms dictionary

  • shallot — [shə lät′, shal′ət] n. [obs. Fr eschalotte, altered < OFr eschaloigne: see SCALLION] 1. a small onion (Allium ascalonicum) whose clustered bulbs, like garlic but milder, are used for flavoring 2. GREEN ONION …   English World dictionary

  • Shallot — Taxobox name = Shallot image width = 250px image caption = Shallots regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Alliaceae genus = Allium species = A. oschaninii binomial = Allium oschaninii binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • shallot — /shal euht, sheuh lot /, n. 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. [1655 65; aph. var. of earlier eschalot < F échalote, dim.… …   Universalium

  • shallot — [17] The shallot is etymologically the onion from ‘Ascalon’, an ancient port in southern Palestine. The Romans called it Ascalōnia caepa ‘Ascalonian onion’, or ascalōnia for short. In Vulgar Latin this became *escalonia, which passed into Old… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • shallot — UK [ʃəˈlɒt] / US [ʃəˈlɑt] noun [countable] Word forms shallot : singular shallot plural shallots a small vegetable similar to an onion …   English dictionary

  • shallot — [17] The shallot is etymologically the onion from ‘Ascalon’, an ancient port in southern Palestine. The Romans called it Ascalōnia caepa ‘Ascalonian onion’, or ascalōnia for short. In Vulgar Latin this became *escalonia, which passed into Old… …   Word origins

  • shallot — shal·lot || ʃə lÉ‘t / lÉ’t n. plant from the onion family which produces an edible bulb; bulb of the shallot plant (used as food) …   English contemporary dictionary

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