bay scallop

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

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

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