noun scal·lop \ˈskä-ləp, ˈska-, ˈsk-\

: a type of shellfish that has a flat, round shell with two parts and that is often eaten as food

: one of a series of similar curves that form a decorative edge on something

Full Definition of SCALLOP

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
a :  a valve or shell of a scallop
b :  a baking dish shaped like a valve of a scallop
:  one of a continuous series of circle segments or angular projections forming a border (as on cloth or metal)
:  pattypan
[French escalope, probably from Middle French, shell] :  a thin slice of boneless meat or fish <veal scallops> —called also escalope

Variants of SCALLOP

scal·lop also scol·lop \ˈskä-, ˈsk-\

Illustration of SCALLOP

Origin of SCALLOP

Middle English scalop, from Anglo-French escalope shell, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schelpe shell
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Invertebrates (Except Insects) Terms

anemone, cephalopod, quahog

Rhymes with SCALLOP



Definition of SCALLOP

transitive verb
a :  to shape, cut, or finish in scallops
b :  to form scallops in
[from the use of a scallop shell as a baking dish] :  to bake in a sauce usually covered with seasoned bread or cracker crumbs <scalloped potatoes>
intransitive verb
:  to gather or dredge scallops

Variants of SCALLOP

scallop also scollop

First Known Use of SCALLOP


Rhymes with SCALLOP

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