Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnished with a scallop; made or done with a scallop.
  • Cut at the edge or border into segments of circles.
  • In heraldry, same as escalloped.
  • In botany, same as crenate, 1 .
  • Cooked in a scallop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Furnished with a scallop; made or done with or in a scallop.
  • adjective Having the edge or border cut or marked with segments of circles. See Scallop, n., 2.
  • adjective (Cookery) Baked in a scallop; cooked with crumbs.
  • adjective (Cookery) opened oysters baked in a deep dish with alternate layers of bread or cracker crumbs, seasoned with pepper, nutmeg, and butter. This was at first done in scallop shells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of scallop.
  • adjective having an edge or border marked with semicircles
  • adjective baked in layers of thin slices in a sauce, usually with cheese, as a casserole, e.g. scalloped potatoes; gratin
  • adjective baked in a scallop shell

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

  • adjective having a margin with rounded scallops

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

scallop +‎ -ed. In culinary sense, originally referred to a seafood dish baked and served in a scallop shell, but now used more generally.

Examples

  • '70s yellow-and-white "duck" Fender Stratocaster he brought to America from Sweden, complete with his unique, deeply "scalloped" - the carving out of wood between a guitar's 21 or so frets so you hit all strings without touching anything else - maple fingerboard, a replica of the old axe's scratches, and his personal signature.

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  • Some populations, such as scalloped hammerheads and dusky sharks along the eastern U.S. coast, have plummeted by up to 80 percent since the 1970s.

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  • He follows it up with an equally enjoyable sequence where Hank is captured, tied to a tree, and then "scalloped" until he's left with only a scraggly mohawk on the top of his head.

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  • He follows it up with an equally enjoyable sequence where Hank is captured, tied to a tree, and then "scalloped" until he's left with only a scraggly mohawk on the top of his head.

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  • It was back-to, dressed in a red robe with a kind of scalloped collar.

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  • One of our favorites was 'scalloped' rutabagas, similiar to scalloping potatoes only, par-boiling the roots first as they take much longer to bake than potatoes.

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  • Not the kind of scalloped potatoes you get in a box now-a-days.

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  • Not the kind of scalloped potatoes you get in a box now-a-days.

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  • To the right of the door the wall rose up even higher than it did above the window and made a kind of scalloped arch, and inset into holes cut away from the wall were two bells.

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  • A housewife could no more bake a pie without a "scalloped" pie-pan, than without a fire: a tin-bucket was much more easily handled than one of cedar or oak; and a pepper-box, of the same material, was as indispensable as a salt-cellar.

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