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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crenate, crenated, scallopedadjective

    having a margin with rounded scallops


  1. scallopedadjective

    having an edge or border marked with semicircles

  2. scallopedadjective

    baked in layers of thin slices in a sauce, usually with cheese, as a casserole, e.g. scalloped potatoes; gratin

  3. scallopedadjective

    baked in a scallop shell

  4. Etymology: . In culinary sense, originally referred to a seafood dish baked and served in a scallop shell, but now used more generally.


  1. scalloped

    Scallop () is a common name that encompasses various species of marine bivalve mollusks in the taxonomic family Pectinidae, the scallops. However, the common name "scallop" is also sometimes applied to species in other closely related families within the superfamily Pectinoidea, which also includes the thorny oysters. Scallops are a cosmopolitan family of bivalves found in all of the world's oceans, although never in fresh water. They are one of the very few groups of bivalves to be primarily "free-living", with many species capable of rapidly swimming short distances and even migrating some distance across the ocean floor. A small minority of scallop species live cemented to rocky substrates as adults, while others attach themselves to stationary or rooted objects such as seagrass at some point in their lives by means of a filament they secrete called a byssal thread. The majority of species, however, live recumbent on sandy substrates, and when they sense the presence of a predator such as a starfish, they may attempt to escape by swimming swiftly but erratically through the water using jet propulsion created by repeatedly clapping their shells together. Scallops have a well-developed nervous system, and unlike most other bivalves all scallops have a ring of numerous simple eyes situated around the edge of their mantles. Many species of scallops are highly prized as a food source, and some are farmed as aquaculture. The word "scallop" is also applied to the meat of these bivalves, the adductor muscle, that is sold as seafood. The brightly coloured, symmetric, fan-shaped shells of scallops with their radiating and often fluted ornamentation are valued by shell collectors, and have been used since ancient times as motifs in art, architecture, and design. Owing to their widespread distribution, scallop shells are a common sight on beaches and are often brightly coloured, making them a popular object to collect among beachcombers and vacationers. The shells also have a significant place in popular culture.


  1. scalloped

    Scalloped generally refers to an edge or surface bearing a series of semi-circular or curved projections or indentations, resembling the edge of a scallop shell. This term can be used to describe a variety of objects or items, from arts and crafts, fashion and design, to various dishes in culinary arts where food is baked in a cream sauce and presented with a crusted top.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scalloped

    of Scallop

  2. Scallopedadjective

    furnished with a scallop; made or done with or in a scallop

  3. Scallopedadjective

    having the edge or border cut or marked with segments of circles. See Scallop, n., 2

  4. Scallopednoun

    baked in a scallop; cooked with crumbs


  1. Scalloped

    an edge marked by segments of circles without intervening angles.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scalloped in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scalloped in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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