American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various free-swimming marine mollusks of the family Pectinidae, having fan-shaped bivalve shells with a radiating fluted pattern.
- n. The edible adductor muscle of this mollusk.
- n. A shell of this mollusk, or a dish in a similar shape, used for baking and serving seafood.
- n. One of a series of curved projections forming an ornamental border.
- n. A thin boneless slice of meat.
- v. To edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections.
- v. To bake in a casserole with milk or a sauce and often with bread crumbs: scalloped potatoes.
- v. To cut (meat) into thin boneless slices.
- v. To gather scallops for eating or sale.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bivalve mollusk of the family Pectinidæ; any pecten. There are many species, recent and fossil, among them Pecten maximus, of great size, and P. jacobæus, the St. James's shell. They are used for food and for other purposes. A common scallop of the Atlantic coast of the United States is P. irradians. P. tenuicostatus is a large species of the United States, used for food, and its shells for domestic utensils. Hinnites pusio is a different style of scallop from these, very prettily marked. See also cut under
- n. One of the valves of a scallop or pecten; a scallop-shell, as a utensil; also, a scallop-shell as the badge of a pilgrim. See scallop-shell.
- n. In heraldry, the representation of a scallop.
- n. A small shallow pan in which fish, oysters, mince-meat, etc., are cooked, or are finally browned after being cooked. This was originally a large scallop-shell: it sometimes is so still, or is made in the exact form of such a shell.
- n. One of a number of small curves resembling segments of circles, cut by way of ornament on the edge of a thing, the whole simulating the outer edge of a scallop-shell.
- n. A lace band or collar scalloped round the edges.
- To mark or cut the edge of into convex rounded lobes. Regularly, as for ornamental purposes. Compare
- To cook in a scallop; hence, specifically, to prepare by mixing with crumbs, seasoning, and baking until browned on the top: as, to scallop fish or meat.
- n. Any of various marine bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae which are free-swimming.
- n. a curved projection, making part of a decoration
- n. a fillet of meat, escalope
- n. a form of fried potato
- v. To (be) cut in the shape of a crescent
- v. transitive to make or cook scallops
- v. transitive to bake in a casserole (gratin), originally in a scallop shell; especially used in form scalloped
- v. intransitive to harvest scallops
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family
Pectinidæ. The shell is usually radially ribbed, and the edge is therefore often undulated in a characteristic manner. The large adductor muscle of some the species is much used as food. One species (Vola Jacobæus) occurs on the coast of Palestine, and its shell was formerly worn by pilgrims as a mark that they had been to the Holy Land. Called also fan shell. See pecten, 2.
- n. One of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell.
- n. One of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell.
- v. 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.
- v. (Cookery) To bake in scallop shells or dishes; to prepare with crumbs of bread or cracker, and bake. See Scalloped oysters, below.
- v. form scallops in
- v. fish for scallops
- v. decorate an edge with scallops
- v. bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
- v. shape or cut in scallops
- n. thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
- n. one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
- n. edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces
- n. edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions
- From Old French escalope ("shell"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English scalop, from Old French escalope, shell, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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