bay scallop

noun

Definition of bay scallop 

: a scallop (Argopecten irradians) of U.S. coastal and estuarine waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico that is harvested commercially for food

Examples of bay scallop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The menu will consist of fish and chips or fried shrimp at $10, baked haddock or bay scallops at $11, fried clams at $14, a seafood platters at $17 and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 2 July 2018 Dover sole, Nantucket bay scallops, and Maryland crab cakes were a few of the dishes offered using food from all of the Four Seasons' own purveyors. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The Team Behind the Old Four Seasons Is Putting Together a New One," 28 Mar. 2017 This version calls for fresh salmon and bay scallops. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "2 do-ahead fish soup bases make for easy dinner parties — just add garnishes at the end," 6 Feb. 2018 Offerings could include Iberico char siu pork or dumplings with caviar, sea urchin, bay scallop, and trout roe. NBC News, "In San Francisco's Chinatown, a food hall wants to showcase the best of China," 5 Feb. 2018 The menu will consist of fish and chips at $10, baked haddock or bay scallops at $11, fried clams at $14, fried or baked sea scallops at $14, seafood platters at $17 and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam Edition," 26 Dec. 2017 Add 1 pound bay scallops and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until opaque throughout. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 1 Dec. 2017 His bay scallops, mushrooms and black truffles served on a bed of pesto risotto; buffalo tenderloin (melted in my mouth); and lamb chops and shredded lamb croquette dish were all memorable. Melanie Mannarino, Redbook, "Tastes of Tucson — Three Delicious Side Dishes!," 18 Feb. 2010 His bay scallops, mushrooms and black truffles served on a bed of pesto risotto Melanie Mannarino, Redbook, "Tastes of Tucson — Three Delicious Side Dishes!," 18 Feb. 2010

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bay scallop.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bay scallop

1943, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bay scallop

Share bay scallop

Statistics for bay scallop

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bay scallop

The first known use of bay scallop was in 1943

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on bay scallop

See words that rhyme with bay scallop

Comments on bay scallop

What made you want to look up bay scallop? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!