Meaning of SCALLOP in English
n. & v. (also scollop)
1. any of various bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae, esp. of the genus Chlamys or Pecten, much prized as food.
2 (in full scallop shell) a a single valve from the shell of a scallop, with grooves and ridges radiating from the middle of the hinge and edged with small rounded lobes, often used for cooking or serving food. b hist. a representation of this shell worn as a pilgrim's badge.
3 (in pl.) an ornamental edging cut in material in imitation of a scallop-edge.
4 a small pan or dish shaped like a scallop shell and used for baking or serving food.
--v.tr. (scalloped, scalloping)
1. cook in a scallop.
2 ornament (an edge or material) with scallops or scalloping.
scalloper n. scalloping n. (in sense 3 of n.).
Etymology: ME f. OF escalope prob. f. Gmc
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012