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ˈskɒl əp, ˈskæl-scal·lop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scallop, crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle(noun)

    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.)

  2. scallop, scollop, escallop(noun)

    edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces

  3. cutlet, scallop, scollop, escallop(noun)

    thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled

  4. scallop, scollop, escallop(verb)

    edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions

  5. scallop(verb)

    decorate an edge with scallops

    "the dress had a scalloped skirt"

  6. scallop, escallop(verb)

    bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top

  7. scallop, scollop(verb)

    form scallops in

    "scallop the meat"

  8. scallop, scollop(verb)

    fish for scallops

  9. scallop, scollop(verb)

    shape or cut in scallops

    "scallop the hem of the dress"


  1. scallop(Noun)

    Any of various marine bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae which are free-swimming.

  2. scallop(Noun)

    a curved projection, making part of a decoration

  3. scallop(Noun)

    a fillet of meat, escalope

  4. scallop(Noun)

    a form of fried potato

  5. scallop(Verb)

    to make or cook scallops

  6. scallop(Verb)

    to bake in a casserole (gratin), originally in a scallop shell; especially used in form scalloped

  7. scallop(Verb)

    to harvest scallops

  8. Origin: From escalope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scallop(noun)

    any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinidae. 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 Jacobaeus) 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

  2. Scallop(noun)

    one of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell

  3. Scallop(noun)

    one of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell

  4. Scallop(verb)

    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

  5. Scallop(noun)

    to bake in scallop shells or dishes; to prepare with crumbs of bread or cracker, and bake. See Scalloped oysters, below

  6. Origin: [OF. escalope a shell, probably of German or Dutch origin, and akin to E. scale of a fish; cf. D. schelp shell. See Scale of a fish, and cf. Escalop.]


  1. Scallop

    A scallop is a common name applied to many species of marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae, the scallops. Scallops are a cosmopolitan family, found in all of the world's oceans. Many scallops are highly prized as a food source; the name "scallop" is also applied to the meat of these animals when it is used as seafood. The brightly colored, fan-shaped shells of some scallops, with their radiating fluted pattern, are valued by shell collectors, and have been used since ancient times as motifs in art and design.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scallop

    skol′up, n. a bivalve having a sub-circular shell with sinuous radiating ridges: one of a series of curves in the edge of anything: a shallow dish in which oysters, &c., are cooked, baked, and browned.—v.t. to cut the edge or border into scallops or curves: to cook in a scallop with crumbs of bread, &c.—p.adj. Scall′oped, having the edge or border cut into scallops or curves.—ns. Scall′op moth, a name applied to several geometrid moths; Scall′op-shell, a scallop, or the shell of one, the badge of a pilgrim. [O. Fr. escalope—Old Dut. schelpe, a shell; cf. Ger. schelfe, a husk.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scallop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scallop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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