Meaning of shallot

shal•lot

Pronunciation: (shal'ut, shu-lot'), [key]
— n.
  1. a plant, Allium cepa aggregatum (or A. ascalonicum), related to the onion, having a divided bulb used for flavoring in cookery.
  2. the bulb of this plant.
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