sea scallop
noun Date: circa 1931 a large deep-water scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) of the Atlantic coast of North America that is harvested commercially for food

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  • sea scallop — sea′ scal lop n. 1) ivt a large scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, of deep waters off the Atlantic coast of North America 2) ivt the edible abductor muscle of this scallop …   From formal English to slang

  • sea scallop — noun 1. muscle of large deep water scallops • Hypernyms: ↑scallop, ↑scollop, ↑escallop • Part Holonyms: ↑giant scallop, ↑Pecten magellanicus 2. a large scallop inhabiting deep waters of the Atlantic coast of North America …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea scallop — 1. Also called giant scallop. a large scallop, Pecten magellanicus, of deep waters off the Atlantic coast of North America. 2. the abductor muscle of this scallop, eaten as food. * * * …   Universalium

  • Scallop — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scallop — /skol euhp, skal /, n. 1. any of the bivalve mollusks of the genus Argopecten (Pecten) and related genera that swim by rapidly clapping the fluted shell valves together. 2. the adductor muscle of certain species of such mollusks, used as food. 3 …   Universalium

  • scallop — 1. noun a) Any of various marine bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae which are free swimming. b) a curved projection, making part of a decoration Syn: scollop, sea scallop, potato cake, potato scallop 2. verb …   Wiktionary

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  • Scallop dredge — The scallop dredge, or oyster dredge, is a dredge which is towed along the bottom of the sea by a fishing boat until it is full of scallops or oysters. It is then lifted onto the boat and emptied. The dredge can also be used to harvest sea… …   Wikipedia

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