English Dictionary

Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819

shallot or or shalot (ʃəˈlɒt



  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


Log in to comment on this word.