Meaning of SCALLOP in English



Pronunciation: ' skä-l ə p, ' ska-, ' sko ̇ -

Variant: also scol · lop \ ' skä-, ' sko ̇ - \

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English scalop, from Anglo-French escalope shell, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schelpe shell

Date: 15th century

1 a : 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 b : the adductor muscle of a scallop as an article of food

2 a : a valve or shell of a scallop b : a baking dish shaped like a valve of a scallop

3 : one of a continuous series of circle segments or angular projections forming a border (as on cloth or metal)


5 [French escalope, probably from Middle French, shell] : a thin slice of boneless meat or fish <veal scallop s > ― called also escalope

scallop 2a

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