Definition of Scallop

1. Noun. One of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.).

Exact synonyms: Crenation, Crenature, Crenel, Crenelle
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape



2. Verb. Decorate an edge with scallops. "The dress had a scalloped skirt"

3. Noun. Edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces.
Exact synonyms: Escallop, Scollop
Group relationships: Escallop, Scollop
Generic synonyms: Shellfish
Specialized synonyms: Sea Scallop, Bay Scallop
Derivative terms: Scollop

4. Verb. Bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top.
Exact synonyms: Escallop
Generic synonyms: Cook, Fix, Make, Prepare, Ready

5. Noun. Thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled.
Exact synonyms: Cutlet, Escallop, Scollop
Generic synonyms: Piece, Slice
Derivative terms: Scollop

6. Verb. Form scallops in. "In the summer they like to go out and scallop"; "Scallop the meat"
Exact synonyms: Scollop
Generic synonyms: Core Out, Hollow, Hollow Out

7. Noun. Edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions.
Exact synonyms: Escallop, Scollop
Generic synonyms: Bivalve, Lamellibranch, Pelecypod
Group relationships: Family Pectinidae, Pectinidae
Specialized synonyms: Bay Scallop, Pecten Irradians, Giant Scallop, Pecten Magellanicus, Sea Scallop
Terms within: Escallop, Scollop
Derivative terms: Scollop

8. Verb. Fish for scallops.
Exact synonyms: Scollop
Generic synonyms: Fish
Derivative terms: Scollop, Scollop, Scollop

9. Verb. Shape or cut in scallops. "Scallop the hem of the dress"
Exact synonyms: Scollop
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

Definition of Scallop

1. n. Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinidæ. The shell is usually radially ribbed, and the edge is therefore often undulated in a characteristic manner. The large adductor muscle of some the species is much used as food. One species (Vola Jacobæus) occurs on the coast of Palestine, and its shell was formerly worn by pilgrims as a mark that they had been to the Holy Land. Called also fan shell. See Pecten, 2.

2. v. t. To mark or cut the edge or border of into segments of circles, like the edge or surface of a scallop shell. See Scallop, n., 2.

Definition of Scallop

1. Noun. Any of various marine bivalve molluscs of the family ''Pectinidae'' which are free-swimming. ¹

2. Noun. a curved projection, making part of a decoration ¹

3. Noun. a fillet of meat, escalope ¹

4. Noun. a form of fried potato ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to make or cook scallops ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) to bake in a casserole (gratin), originally in a scallop shell; especially used in form (term scalloped) ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) to harvest scallops ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scallop

1. to bake in a sauce topped with bread crumbs [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Scallop

1. 1. Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinidae. The shell is usually radially ribbed, and the edge is therefore often undulated in a characteristic manner. The large adductor muscle of some the species is much used as food. One species (Vola Jacobaeus) occurs on the coast of Palestine, and its shell was formerly worn by pilgrims as a mark that they had been to the Holy Land. Synonym: fan shell. See Pecten. The common edible scallop of the Eastern United States is Pecten irradians; the large sea scallop, also used as food, is P. Clontonius, or tenuicostastus. 2. One of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell. 3. One of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell. Origin: OF. Escalope a shell, probably of German or Dutch origin, and akin to E. Scale of a fish; cf. D. Schelp shell. See Scale of a fish, and cf. Escalop Alternative forms: scollop. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scallop

scaliness
scalinesses
scaling
scaling ladder
scaling ladders
scaling laws
scalings
scaliola
scall
scallawag
scallawags
scalled
scallies
scallion
scallions
scallop (current term)
scallop shell
scallop theorem
scallop theorems
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scalloper
scallopers
scallopine
scalloping
scallopini
scallopinis
scallops
scalls
scally
scallywag

Literary usage of Scallop

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1. ... A Report Upon the Mollusk Fisheries of Massachusetts by David Lawrence Belding (1909)
"Some day what is now waste in the scallop industry may be utilized for the benefit of the ... As a food the scallop stands ahead of all the other shellfish, ..."

2. The Poetical Works of Robert Southey by Robert Southey (1845)
"For the scallop shows in a coat of arms, That of the bearer's line Some one, ... That the scallop belonged exclusively to the Compostella pilgrim is certain ..."

3. Pilgrimages to Saint Mary of Walsingham and Saint Thomas of Canterbury by Desiderius Erasmus, John Gough Nichols (1849)
"(1) Covered with scallop-shells. No symbol of pilgrimage is better known than the scallop-shell; so that no modern artist or costumier would think of ..."

4. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"To scallop Oysters. Put them with crums of bread, pepper, salt, nutmeg, and a bit of butter, into scallop-shells, or saucers; put bits of butter over, ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"A sketch of his life and literary activity has been published by Bernays (Berlin, 1855). scallop, a bivalve of the genus ... In the common scallop (P. ..."

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