Definition of Shallot

1. Noun. Aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion.

2. Noun. Type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning.

3. Noun. Small mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning.

Definition of Shallot

1. n. A small kind of onion (Allium Ascalonicum) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or eschalot.

Definition of Shallot

1. Noun. a type of onion of the species Allium ascalonium. ¹

2. Noun. a type of onion of the species Allium oschaninii. ¹

3. Noun. any small onion. ¹

4. Noun. (''New Orleans'') A scallion. ¹

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Definition of Shallot

1. a plant resembling an onion [n -S]

Medical Definition of Shallot

1. A small kind of onion (Allium Ascalonicum) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or eschalot. Origin: OF. Eschalote (for escalone), F. Echalote. See Scallion, and cf. Eschalot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shallot

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Literary usage of Shallot

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1. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"The shallot is indigenous to Palestine, abounding in the neighbourhood of ... The shallot is easily propagated, each bulb being formed of several parts, ..."

2. The Garden Yard: A Handbook of Intensive Farming by Bolton Hall (1909)
"shallot is much like garlic, only it is milder, and is grown in the same way. There is one interesting difference, however, between the two. ..."

3. The Family Kitchen Gardener: Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of by Robert Buist (1861)
"Place them in any dark corner, where, with a little moisture at times, they will bring good sprouts for the table. shallot. A'llium ascalonicum. ..."

4. The Vegetable Cultivator: Containing a Plain and Accurate Description of All by John Rogers (1843)
"It will be observed, from the botanic name of the shallot, that it is classed with the onion ... The shallot was first brought to England in the year 154S; ..."

5. The Horticulturist; Or, An Attempt to Teach the Science and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon, Loudon (Jane) (1849)
"The shallot, Allium ... The bulb divides into cloves like the shallot, and is cultivated exactly in the same manner. ..."

6. The Field and Garden Vegetables of America: Containing Full Descriptions of by Fearing Burr (1874)
"shallot. Welsh Onion. THE CIVE. Chive. Allium schoenoprasum. HE Cive is a hardy, bulbous-rooted, perennial plant, indigenous to France and Great Britain. ..."

7. The Cook's Own Book: Being a Complete Culinary Encyclopedia... With Numerous by N. K. M. Lee (1832)
"(2) Cut some of the underdone part of the beef, in slices, with some of the fat, put it into a small stewpan, with some onion or shallot, (a very little ..."

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