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. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

2. One of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell. [1913 Webster]

3. One of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Scollop — Scol lop, n. & v. See {Scallop}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scollop — [skäl′əp] n., vt. var. of SCALLOP …   English World dictionary

  • scollop — variant of scallop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scollop — /skol euhp/, n., v.t., v.i. scallop. * * * …   Universalium

  • scollop — scol|lop [ˈskɔləp US ˈska: ] n another spelling of ↑scallop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scollop — scol·lop || skÉ‘lÉ™p / skÉ’l n. variety of bivalve shellfish with a fluted shell; one of a series of curved projections forming a border; furrowed or fluted pattern …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scollop — noun & verb archaic spelling of scallop …   English new terms dictionary

  • scollop — noun (C) another spelling of scallop …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scollop — scol•lop [[t]ˈskɒl əp[/t]] n. v. t. v. i. ivt scallop …   From formal English to slang

  • scollop — /ˈskɒləp/ (say skoluhp) noun, verb (t) → scallop …   Australian English dictionary

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