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scallop (n.)

type of edible bivalve mollusk, mid-14c., scalop, from Old French escalope "shell (of a nut), carpace," a variant of eschalope, which probably is from a Germanic source (compare Old Norse skalpr "sheath," Middle Dutch schelpe "shell"), from PIE root *skel- (1) "to cut."

Extended 17c. to objects shaped or ornaments cut like scallop shells, especially in design and dress. The shells of the larger species, often colorfully marked, have been used as domestic utensils. It also was a symbol of St. James the Great, and the shells were worn or carried as by pilgrims who had been to his shrine in Compostella.

scallop (v.)

1737 in cookery, "to bake or brown with sauce in a scallop-shell-shaped pan," by 1737, from scallop (n.); originally of oysters and the notion might have been baking or serving them in a large scallop shell. Related: Scalloped "cooked in a scallop-pan;" also "with the edges marked or cut into convex rounded lobes;" scalloping

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Definitions of scallop
1
scallop (v.)
decorate an edge with scallops;
the dress had a scalloped skirt
scallop (v.)
bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top;
Synonyms: escallop
scallop (v.)
form scallops in;
scallop the meat
Synonyms: scollop
scallop (v.)
fish for scallops;
Synonyms: scollop
scallop (v.)
shape or cut in scallops;
scallop the hem of the dress
Synonyms: scollop
2
scallop (n.)
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.);
Synonyms: crenation / crenature / crenel / crenelle
scallop (n.)
edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces;
Synonyms: scollop / escallop
scallop (n.)
thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled;
Synonyms: cutlet / scollop / escallop
scallop (n.)
edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions;
Synonyms: scollop / escallop
From wordnet.princeton.edu