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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If using bay scallops, slice each scallop into two. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2023 Yes, such clams exist: The bay scallop lives in warm, shallow water. Steven N. Austad, The Atlantic, 12 Aug. 2022 The little bay scallop is a delicious bivalve mollusk that’s indigenous throughout the East Coast of the US from New England to Florida and along the Gulf Coast to Texas. Popular Science, 19 Oct. 2020 Olive oil pressed mozzarella with peaches and prosciutto, veal meatballs with polenta and San Marzano tomato, and farfalle with bay scallop and asparagus are the stars of the starter lineup. Georgann Yara, azcentral, 14 June 2020 The four-course menu will include lemon-ricotta squash blossoms, bay scallops with risotto, lamb loin with fregola and limoncello ice cream with almond cake and berries. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 29 Aug. 2019 There is nothing like summer corn grown on eastern Long Island or Nantucket bay scallops in the fall. Carrie Dennett, Washington Post, 12 Aug. 2019 The highlight of a visit to D’Berto’s kitchen is a plate of black zamburiñas, bay scallops served grilled in the shell, with coral intact, which combine intense salinity with a hint of sweetness. Tom Downey, WSJ, 6 Dec. 2018 Though the dishes are constantly changing, expect items like porcini with egg yolk fudge in a wild mushroom broth, and bay scallop with celtuce, pine nuts, and little gem. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bay scallop was in 1943

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“Bay scallop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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