Borrowed from French échalote, from Middle French eschalote, alteration of Old French eschaloigne, from Medieval Latin escalonia, from Latin ascalonia (cēpa) (“onion of Ashkelon”). Doublet of scallion.
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈʃælət/, /ʃəˈlɑt/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ʃəˈlɒt/
- Rhymes: -ɒt
shallot (plural shallots)
- A vegetable in the onion family