"shallot" in the noun sense
aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion
2. shallot, eschalot, multiplier onion, Allium cepa aggregatum, Allium ascalonicum
type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning
small mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning
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