sca·​lop·​pi·​ne ˌskä-lə-ˈpē-nē How to pronounce scaloppine (audio)
variants or less commonly scallopini
: thin slices of meat (such as veal) sautéed or coated with flour and fried

Examples of scaloppine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The relaxed yet refined Osteria focuses on Italian crowd favorites like eggplant Parmigiana, spaghetti cacio e pepe, veal scaloppine, and panna cotta. William Li, Town & Country, 22 Apr. 2022 Or dissolve into a sauce of butter and capers for veal scaloppine. Alex Van Buren,, 6 June 2018 In addition to the fresh pastas, the family will make spezzatino (beef stew) with polenta; chicken scaloppine; mortadella sandwiches; and crostoli (fried dough with powdered sugar). Jenn Harris,, 6 Mar. 2018 Carnivores are sated with offerings like chicken scaloppine and filet mignon. Suzanne Loudermilk,, 25 May 2017

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Word History


Italian scaloppine, ultimately from French escalope thin slice of meat, probably from Middle French, shell

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scaloppine was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Scaloppine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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