Shallot

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Allium cepa var. aggregatum
Whole shallots
Scienteefic classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. cepa
Variety: A. c. var. aggregatum
Trinomial name
Allium cepa var. aggregatum
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The shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, or the A. cepa Aggregatum Group) is a botanical variety o the species Allium cepa, tae which the multiplier onion an aa belangs.[1] The shallot wis umwhile classified as a separate species, A. ascalonicum, a name nou considered a synonym o the currently acceptit name.[2] The genus Allium, which includes onions an garlic as well as shallots, is nou classified in the plant faimily Amaryllidaceae, but wis umwhile considered tae belang tae the separate faumily Alliaceae.

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  1. Fritsch, R. M.; N. Friesen (2002). "Chapter 1: Evolution, Domestication, and Taxonomy". In H. D. Rabinowitch and L. Currah. Allium Crop Science: Recent Advances. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 0-85199-510-1. 
  2. "Allium ascalonicum information". Germplasm Resources Information Network. USDA. Retrieved 2010-08-20.