Scallop

  • 1 Scallop — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cookery) To bake in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 scallop — (n.) bivalve mollusk, c.1400, from O.Fr. escalope shell, variant of eschalope, probably from a Germanic source (Cf. O.N. skalpr sheath, M.Du. schelpe shell ); see SCALE (Cf. scale) (n.1). Extended 17c. to objects shaped like scallop shells,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 scallop — pronounced skol ǝp, is the preferred spelling for the name of the mollusc, not scollop. The verb (meaning e.g. ‘to decorate with scallop designs’) has inflected forms scalloped, scalloping …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 scallop — ► NOUN 1) an edible bivalve mollusc with a ribbed fan shaped shell. 2) each of a series of small curves resembling the edge of a scallop shell, forming a decorative edging. ► VERB (scalloped, scalloping) 1) (scalloped) decorated with scallops. 2) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 scallop — I. noun also scollop Etymology: Middle English scalop, from Anglo French escalope shell, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schelpe shell Date: 15th century 1. a. any of numerous marine bivalve lamellibranch mollusks (family Pectinidae)… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 scallop — UK [ˈskɒləp] / UK [ˈskæləp] / US / US [ˈskɑləp] noun Word forms scallop : singular scallop plural scallops 1) a) [countable] a shellfish with two shells that fit together b) [uncountable] a scallop eaten as food 2) [countable, usually plural] one …

    English dictionary

  • 12 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 …

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  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 scallop — scal|lop [ skaləp, skæləp ] noun 1. ) count a SHELLFISH (=an ocean animal with a hard shell around it) with two shells that fit together a ) uncount a scallop eaten as food 2. ) count usually plural one of a row of curves used as decoration along …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 scallop — scal•lop [[t]ˈskɒl əp, ˈskæl [/t]] n. v. loped, lop•ing. n. 1) ivt any usu. ribbed bivalve mollusk of the family Pectinidae that swims by clapping the fluted shell valves together 2) ivt the adductor muscle of certain species of such mollusks,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 scallop — patisonas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Paprastojo aguročio tipinio varieteto (Cucurbita pepo L. var. pepo) veislių grupė. Vienametė vaisinė moliūginių (Cucurbitaceae) šeimos daržovė. Vaisiai nedideli, suploti, lėkštės pavidalo,… …

    Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • 18 Scallop — A shell worn by pilgrims on pilgrimage as a sign they had been to St James at Compostella. Cf. Palmer …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 19 scallop —    1. A spoon shaped hollow carved in a cave wall, floor or ceiling due to erosion by eddies in flowing water. Scallops are commonly closely packed, leaving sharp ridges at the intersects. They range from 10mm to 1m in length and as a general… …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 20 scallop — Synonyms and related words: Dungeness crab, Japanese crab, Vandyke, Vandyke edge, armadillo shell, bake, barbecue, baste, blanch, blaze, blue point, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, chiton, chop, clam, clam shell, cockleshell, cockscomb, cocoa… …

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