Scallop Definition

skŏl-
scallops, scolloped, scolloping, scollops
noun
scallops
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.
Webster's New World
The edible large adductor muscle of such a mollusk.
Webster's New World
The single shell of such a mollusk.
Webster's New World

A dish shaped like a scallop shell.

Wiktionary
One of a series of curved projections forming an ornamental border.
American Heritage
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verb
scallops
To edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections.
American Heritage
To cut the edge or border of in scallops.
Webster's New World
To bake until brown, as in a casserole, usually with a creamy sauce and a topping of bread crumbs.
Webster's New World
To gather scallops.
Webster's New World
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Noun

Singular:
scallop
Plural:
scallops

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

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