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scal·lop  audio  (sklp, skl- skälp) KEY  also scol·lop  (skl-) KEY  or es·cal·lop  (-skl-, -skl-) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. Any of various free-swimming marine mollusks of the family Pectinidae, having fan-shaped bivalve shells with a radiating fluted pattern.
    2. The edible adductor muscle of this mollusk.
    3. A shell of this mollusk, or a dish in a similar shape, used for baking and serving seafood.
  1. One of a series of curved projections forming an ornamental border.
  2. A thin boneless slice of meat.
VERB:
scal·loped, scal·lop·ing, scal·lops
VERB:
tr.
  1. To edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections.
  2. To bake in a casserole with milk or a sauce and often with bread crumbs: scalloped potatoes.
  3. To cut (meat) into thin boneless slices.
VERB:
intr.
To gather scallops for eating or sale.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English scalop, from Old French escalope, shell, of Germanic origin

OTHER FORMS:
scallop·er(Noun)


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