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shal·lot / shəˈlät; ˈshalət/ • n. 1. a small bulb that resembles an onion and is used for pickling or as a substitute for onion. 2. the plant (Allium ascalonicum) of the lily family that produces these bulbs, each mature bulb producing a cluster of smaller bulbs.

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shallot Bulb of the plant Allium escalonium (A. cepa aggregatum group) related to the onion, with essentially the same flavour but less pungency; each plant has a cluster of small bulbs rather than the single large bulb of the onion.

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shallot Perennial plant native to w Asia and widely cultivated in temperate climates. It has thin, small leaves and clustered bulbs, with a mild, onion-like flavour. Family Liliaceae; species Allium cepa.

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shallot small Onion, Allium ascalonicum. XVII. Aphetic of †eschalot — F. eschalotte (now échalotte), alt. of OF. esc(h)aloigne SCALLION.

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shallot: see onion.

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