Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A scallop-shaped dish or a scallop shell in which various seafood dishes are browned and served.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dish (meal), especially a seafood dish, served in an actual scallop shell or a dish (container) shaped like a shell.
  • n. A scallop shell or a dish (container) shaped like a such shell, especially when used to serve the aforementioned food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shell or shell-like dish or mold in which viands are served.
  • n. The expansion of the guard of a sword, dagger, etc.
  • n. A form of ruching used as a dress trimming or for neckwear, and named from the manner in which it is gathered or fulled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A part of the guard of a sword-hilt. See hilt and shell.
  • n. A shell, or a dish in the form of a shell, in which preparations of fish, etc., are served.
  • n. plural Spectacles of concavo-convex glass, usually tinted or smoked, used as a protection to the eyes.
  • n. A mistake in printing, in which one letter is substituted for another.
  • n. the left side of the heart, which contains arterial blood.
  • n. a greatly hypertrophied heart.
  • n. Same as cor venosum.
  • n. Same as cor arteriosum.
  • n. the right half of the heart, which contains venous blood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. seafood served in a scallop shell
  • n. a dish in the form of a scallop shell

Etymologies

French, from Latin conchȳlia, pl. of conchȳlium, shellfish, from Greek konkhulion, diminutive of konkhos.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French coquille. See also cockle. (Wiktionary)

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