Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See shallot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Archaic form of shallot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See shallot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as shallot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Obsolete French eschalotte; see shallot.

Examples

  • Tetsuya served a salad of langoustine with foie gras and eschalot tarragon vinaigrette.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • To pickle Nasturtium-Buds: — Gather your little knobs quickly after your blossoms are off; put them in cold water and salt for three days, shifting them once a day; then make a pickle (but do not boil it at all) of some white-wine, some white-wine vinegar, eschalot, horse-radish, pepper, salt, cloves, and mace whole, and nutmeg quartered; then put in your seeds and stop them close; they are to be eaten as capers.

    Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine

  • Fry a minced onion brown in butter; cook the steak in this, on both sides, and serve with the following sauce: put into the same saucepan half a pint of strong soup stock, half a teaspoonful of browned flour, three tablespoonfuls of vinegar, a tablespoonful of chopped eschalot, a teaspoonful of chopped parsley, half a saltspoonful of black pepper, and a little salt.

    Breakfast Dainties

  • Boil them, take the meat out of the bodies, and large claws; put it into stew pan with half a pint of claret, spoonful of eschalot vinegar, a little cayenne, some salt, piece of butter.

    Favorite Dishes : a Columbian Autograph Souvenir Cookery Book

  • -- Boil the potatoes floury; mash them, seasoning them with salt and a little cayenne; mince parsley very fine, and work up with the potatoes, adding eschalot, also chopped small.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • But there is no saying, your honour eats more when I have brought him back onions, eschalot, and _ail_; now do I lie, your honour?

    The Light of Scarthey

  • Stir it well, till smoothly mixed, then give it the finishing flavor, with a cup of rich, sweet cream, and a spoonful of eschalot essence.

    The Young Housewife's Counsellor and Friend: Containing Directions in Every Department of Housekeeping. Including the Duties of Wife and Mother

  • The flavour of this omelet may be very much enhanced by adding minced parsley, minced onion or eschalot, or grated cheese, allowing 1 tablespoonful of the former, and half the quantity of the latter, to the above proportion of eggs.

    The Book of Household Management

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