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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Gently stir in the other ingredients and arrange in scallop shells or on a plate.
▪ I folded the bare side of the pasta over the mounds of scallop filling.
▪ I was making bay scallop ravioli for Jasper, who was coming at six.
▪ It has a scallop edge and comes in a choice of berry red or holly green.
▪ Turn, brush with the scallop marinade and cook about 3 minutes longer, or until golden.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Scallop \Scal"lop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scalloped; p. pr. & vb. n. Scalloping.]

  1. 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. 2. (Cookery) To bake in scallop shells or dishes; to prepare with crumbs of bread or cracker, and bake. See Scalloped oysters, below.


Scallop \Scal"lop\ (?; 277), n. [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.] [Written also scollop.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinid[ae]. 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 Jacob[ae]us) 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. Note: The common edible scallop of the Eastern United States is Pecten irradians; the large sea scallop, also used as food, is Pecten Clintonius syn. Pecten tenuicostatus.

    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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"bivalve mollusk," c.1400, from Old French escalope "shell (of a nut), carpace," variant of eschalope, probably from a Germanic source (compare Old Norse skalpr "sheath," Middle Dutch schelpe "shell"); see scale (n.1). The shells of the larger species have been used as domestic utensils. Extended 17c. to objects shaped like scallop shells, especially in design and dress. The verb in the cookery sense, "to bake with sauce in a scallop shell-shaped pan," is attested from 1737. Related: Scalloped; scalloping.\n


n. 1 Any of various marine bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae which are free-swimming. 2 A curved projection, making part of a decoration. 3 A fillet of meat, escalope. 4 A form of fried potato. 5 A dish shaped like a scallop shell. vb. 1 To (be) cut in the shape of a crescent 2 (context transitive English) to make or cook scallops 3 (context transitive English) to bake in a casserole (gratin), originally in a scallop shell; especially used in form (term scalloped English) 4 (context intransitive English) to harvest scallops

  1. 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.) [syn: crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle]

  2. edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces [syn: scollop, escallop]

  3. thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled [syn: cutlet, scollop, escallop]

  4. edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions [syn: scollop, escallop]

  1. v. decorate an edge with scallops; "the dress had a scalloped skirt"

  2. form scallops in; "scallop the meat" [syn: scollop]

  3. fish for scallops [syn: scollop]

  4. shape or cut in scallops; "scallop the hem of the dress" [syn: scollop]


Scallop ( or ) is a common name that is primarily applied to any one of numerous species of saltwater clams or marine bivalve mollusks in the taxonomic family Pectinidae, the scallops. However, the common name "scallop" is also sometimes applied to species in other closely related families within the superfamily Pectinoidea.

Scallops are a cosmopolitan family of bivalves, found in all of the world's oceans, though never in freshwater. They are one of very few groups of bivalves to be primarily "free-living"; many species are capable of rapidly swimming short distances and even of migrating some distance across the ocean floor. A small minority of scallop species live cemented to rocky substrates as adults, while others are more simply attached by means of a filament they secrete called a byssal thread. The majority of species, however, live recumbent on sandy substrates, and when they sense the presence of a predator such as a starfish, they are able to escape by swimming swiftly but erratically through the water using a form of jet propulsion created by repeatedly clapping their shells together. Scallops have a well-developed nervous system, and unlike most other bivalves they have numerous simple eyes situated around the edge of their mantles.

Many species of scallops are highly prized as a food source, and some are farmed as aquaculture. The word "scallop" is also applied to the meat of these bivalves when it is sold as seafood. In addition the name "scallop" is used as part of the name of dishes based on the meat of scallops, and is even applied to some dishes not containing scallop at all but which are prepared in a similar fashion. The brightly colored, symmetrical, fan-shaped shells of scallops with their radiating and often fluted sculpture are valued by shell collectors, and have been used since ancient times as motifs in art, architecture and design.

Scallops do produce pearls, though the pearls do not have the buildup of layers, or “nacre”, and may not have luster or iridescence. They can be dull, small and of varying color, but there are exceptions that are appreciated for their aesthetic qualities.

Usage examples of "scallop".

Wash and drain two cupfuls of scallops, put into a saucepan and cover with salted boiling water, adding a bit of bay-leaf, four whole allspice, and two cloves.

They were halfway through their entree, Lo Manto savoring a mixed grill of squid, shrimp, scallops, eel, clams, and mussels and a large tomato and red onion salad while Felipe devoured a steak pizza iola garlic mashed potatoes, and a side of marinated eggplant.

In her pitifully plain taffeta, she was overwhelmed by the scallops, poufing, cording, piping, fringing, passementerie, and tassels that ornamented their sophisticated gowns.

Jenny swung from one side to the other, watching the pearl-edged scalloped hem ripple around her calves.

Then he began to eat, starting with the crust and working his way around until all he had was a small crustless square with scalloped edges.

And then she would smile hopefully, showing two front teeth so new that they still had scalloped edges, and everyone would laugh at her.

The deep violet-red wove down the edges in a scalloped pattern that mixed with white and purple, and was edged on one side with a reddish brown, like a braid of auburn hair laid across all that golden tan.

The scalloped line of colors flowed down the edge of the rear wings as it did the frontred-violet, white, purple, and reddish brown tracing the edge of all his wings downward past the brilliance of pink and orange to spill on long curved tails so that that last grace of wing was thick with dark stripes of color.

Lapping and licking, his tongue avidly worked down from her clit, until it teased the scalloped inner lips of her vagina.

The arrowhead of his cock homed through the outer lips of her labia, easily splaying the scalloped pink folds of her inner lips and drilling into the hot recesses of her humid vagina.

When at last they pouted open enough to expose the scalloped folds of her inner lips, he lapped up and down the pink slash.

Within the wet slit, he could see the scalloped folds of the trembling inner lips of her pussy.

In short teasing strokes he pumped rapidly into her fiery hole, never letting his cock drive deeper than just inside the scalloped folds of her inner lips.

Fan-vaulting arced to the ceiling, the spreading ribs of the fans blossoming into carved tracery, while the ceiling surface between the vaults was closely decorated with scalloped rosettes.

Under the scalloped layers of foliage a sweet wind breathed upon the wild thyme cushioning the banks.