- n. A scallop.
- n. A regular, curving indenture in the margin of anything.
- n. heraldry A bearing or charge consisting of an escalop shell, considered as a sign that the bearer had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A bivalve shell of the genus Pecten. See scallop.
- n. A regular, curving indenture in the margin of anything. See Scallop.
- n. The figure or shell of an escalop, considered as a sign that the bearer had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
- n. (Her.) A bearing or a charge consisting of an escalop shell.
- Old French escalope ("shell"), French escalope ("a sort of cut of meat"). (Wiktionary)
“Using a slice, she placed an egg on top of each escalop.”
“It received the name of the Cockle, from the escalop-shells of gold with which the collar of the Order was ornamented.”
“Put a layer of the cauliflower in an escalop dish, moisten it with Bechamel or cream sauce, and sprinkle in a little grated cheese.”
“Butter the escalop dish, and cover the bottom with bread crumbs.”
“Put a layer of sauce in a deep escalop dish, and then a layer of fish, which dredge well with salt (a table - spoonful) and pepper; then another layer of sauce, again fish, and then sauce.”
“Butter the escalop dishes, and put in a layer of crumbs and then one of oysters.”
“Put a layer of the meat in an escalop dish, then gravy, then a thin layer of crumbs; and continue this until the dish is full.”
“Christendom, during the Middle Ages; and the escalop shell, the device of”
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