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Definition of "shallot" [shal•lot]

  • A type of onion with long, pointed, pear-shaped, aggregated bulbs. (noun)
  • The mild-flavored bulb of this plant, used in cookery. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shallot" in a sentence
  • "It's like, a fancy French shallot from the farmer's market, versus a regular old supermarket yellow one."
  • "Also slice thinly a shallot, which is a cross between a garlic clove and an onion in much the same way that a mule is the cross between a male donkey and a female horse (´cept a lot different)."
  • "But the rest are coming on well (great with a cheese and "shallot" sandwich at the weekend)."