Scallop meaning

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One of a series of curved projections forming an ornamental border.
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Any of a series of curves, circle segments, projections, etc. forming an ornamental edge on cloth, lace, etc.
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A curved projection, making part of a decoration.
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The definition of a scallop is a mollusk in the bivalve family Pectinidae, or an ornamental curve.

An example of a scallop is a food that comes on a seafood combination platter.

An example of a scallop is a curved design on the edge of a tablecloth.

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To edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections.
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To bake in a casserole with milk or a sauce and often with bread crumbs.

Scalloped potatoes.

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To cut (meat) into thin boneless slices.
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To gather scallops for eating or sale.
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Any of a family (Pectinidae) of bivalves with two deeply grooved, convex shells and an earlike wing on each side of the hinge, that swims by rapidly snapping its shells together to expel water in a jetlike manner.
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The edible large adductor muscle of such a mollusk.
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The single shell of such a mollusk.
  • One worn formerly as a badge by pilgrims returning from the Holy Land.
  • One, or a dish shaped like one, in which fish or other food is baked and served.
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To cut the edge or border of in scallops.
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To bake until brown, as in a casserole, usually with a creamy sauce and a topping of bread crumbs.
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To gather scallops.
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Any of various marine bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae which are free-swimming.
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A form of fried potato.
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A dish shaped like a scallop shell.
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To (be) cut in the shape of a crescent.
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To make or cook scallops.
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To bake in a casserole (gratin), originally in a scallop shell; especially used in form scalloped.
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(intransitive) To harvest scallops.
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Scallop is defined as to gather scallops, or to create a curved design, or to bake a food in a creamy sauce until it is brown.

An example of scallop is to use a net to catch scallops.

An example of scallop is to carve a carved design into a treasure chest.

An example of scallop is to make sliced potatoes in a mushroom sauce.

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Origin of scallop

  • Middle English scalop from Old French escalope shell perhaps of Germanic origin (akin to Dutch schelp seashell) or from Old French escale scale scale1 Old French (envel)ope enveloping cover (from enveloper to envelop envelop)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French escalope (“shell").

    From Wiktionary