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Noun: scallop  ska-lup
  1. 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.)
    - crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle
  2. Edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces
    - scollop, escallop
  3. Thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
    - cutlet, scollop, escallop, escalope
  4. Edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions
    - scollop, escallop
Verb: scallop  ska-lup
  1. Decorate an edge with scallops
    "the dress had a scalloped skirt"
  2. Bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
    - escallop
  3. Form scallops in
    "scallop the meat";
    - scollop
  4. Fish for scallops
    - scollop
  5. Shape or cut in scallops
    "scallop the hem of the dress";
    - scollop

Derived forms: scalloping, scallops, scalloped

Type of: adorn, beautify, bivalve, cook, core out, curve, curved shape, decorate, embellish, fish, fix [informal], form, grace, hollow, hollow out, lamellibranch, make, ornament, pelecypod, piece, prepare, ready, shape, shellfish, slice

Part of: family Pectinidae, Pectinidae

Encyclopedia: Scallop