from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A type of onion with long, pointed, pear-shaped, aggregated bulbs.
- n. The mild-flavored bulb of this plant, used in cookery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a type of onion of the species Allium ascalonium.
- n. a type of onion of the species Allium oschaninii.
- n. any small onion.
- n. A scallion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small kind of onion (Allium Ascalonicum) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or eschalot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vegetable of the onion kind, Allium Ascalonicum, native in Syria, and elsewhere cultivated; the seallion or cibol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning
- n. aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion
- n. type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning
Obsolete French eschalotte, from Old French eschaloigne, from Vulgar Latin *escalōnia; see scallion.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French échalote, alteration of eschaloigne, from Middle Latin escalonia "onion of Ascalon". (Wiktionary)