noun Date: circa 1881 1. a person who dredges for or gathers scallops 2. a boat equipped and used to dredge for scallops

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  • Scalloper — Scal lop*er, n. One who fishes for scallops. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scalloper — /skol euh peuhr, skal /, n. a person or thing that scallops. [1880 85; SCALLOP + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scalloper — n. one who gathers scallops; one who decorates with a curved or fluted edge; one who bakes food in sauce …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scalloper — scal·lop·er …   English syllables

  • scalloper — scal•lop•er [[t]ˈskɒl ə pər, ˈskæl [/t]] n. cvb one that dredges for scallops …   From formal English to slang

  • scalloper — pə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: scallop (II) + er 1. a. : one that dredges for or gathers scallops b. or …   Useful english dictionary

  • scallop — [ skɒləp, skaləp] noun 1》 an edible bivalve mollusc with a ribbed fan shaped shell, which swims by rapidly opening and closing the shell valves. [Chlamys, Pecten, and other genera.]     ↘a scallop shell or similarly shaped dish used for baking or …   English new terms dictionary

  • scallop — /ˈskɒləp / (say skoluhp) noun 1. any of various bivalve molluscs of the genus Pecten and allied genera, having fluted shell valves that they clap together to accomplish swimming. 2. the adductor muscle of certain species of such molluscs,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scallop — [skäl′əp, skal′əp] n. [ME scalop < OFr escalope < escale: see SCALE2] 1. any of a family (Pectinidae) of bivalves with two deeply grooved, convex shells and an earlike wing on each side of the hinge, that swims by rapidly snapping its… …   English World dictionary

  • scallop — n. & v. (also scollop) 1 any of various bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae, esp. of the genus Chlamys or Pecten, much prized as food. 2 (in full scallop shell) a a single valve from the shell of a scallop, with grooves and ridges radiating …   Useful english dictionary

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