Meaning of SCALLOP in English


I. noun also scollop Etymology: Middle English scalop, from Anglo-French escalope shell, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schelpe shell Date: 15th century 1. any of numerous marine bivalve lamellibranch mollusks (family Pectinidae) that have a radially ribbed shell with the edge undulated and that swim by opening and closing the valves, the adductor muscle of a ~ as an article of food, 2. a valve or shell of a ~, a baking dish shaped like a valve of a ~, one of a continuous series of circle segments or angular projections forming a border (as on cloth or metal), pattypan , a thin slice of boneless meat or fish , II. verb also scollop Date: 1682 transitive verb 1. to shape, cut, or finish in ~s, to form ~s in, to bake in a sauce usually covered with seasoned bread or cracker crumbs , intransitive verb to gather or dredge ~s

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