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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Shal*lot"
A small kind of onion (Allium Ascalonicum) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or eschalot.

Etymology: OF. eschalotefor escalone), F. ├ęchalote. See Scallion, and cf. Eschalot

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  1. Small mild-flavored onion-like or garlic-like clustered bulbs used for seasoning
  2. Type of onion plant producing small clustered mild-flavored bulbs used as seasoning
  3. Aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion

Borrowing from French échalote, from Middle French eschalote, alteration of Old French eschaloigne, from Medieval Latin escalonia, from Latin ascalonia (cēpa), "onion of Ascalon". Compare scallion.

  1. A vegetable in the onion family.
    1. Allium ascalonium.
    2. Allium oschaninii.
    3. Any small onion.
    4. (Louisiana) A scallion

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Past life for Shallot born Mar 4, 1931

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern India approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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