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shallot or shalot (ʃəˈlɒt Pronunciation for shalot



  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

Translations for 'shallot'

  • British English: shallot Shallots are small round vegetables that are the roots of a crop and are similar to onions. They have a strong taste and are used for flavouring other food. NOUN
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cebolinha
  • Chinese: 冬葱
  • European Spanish: chalote
  • French: échalote
  • German: Schalotte
  • Italian: scalogna
  • Japanese: シャロット
  • Korean: 샬롯 이라는 작은 양파의 일종
  • Portuguese: cebolinha
  • Spanish: chalote

Example Sentences Including 'shallot'

Add the drained noodles to the stock, along with the sliced shallots and mushrooms, reserving some of the shallot greens for garnish.
Misc (1995)
Boil the stock with vermouth and shallot for 15 minutes.
Conil, Jean & Conil, Christopher (ed) A Passion for Food
I am sure journalists did not dine on crab cake and chilli jam starter and poached salmon with tomato and shallot salad main courses.
Country Life (2005)
Plant shallot bulbs now for an early summer crop of this milder, sweeter alternative to onions.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The saltimbocca of Barossa chicken, truffle polenta, creamed leeks and roast shallot sauce is almost intimidating in its size.
Misc (1998)
When it starts to foam, put in the shallot , carrot and garlic, sweat gently without colouring until soft.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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