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Scallop   /skˈæləp/   Listen

(Written also scollop)
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.).  Synonyms: crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle.
Edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces.  Synonyms: escallop, scollop.
Thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled.  Synonyms: cutlet, escallop, scollop.
Edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions.  Synonyms: escallop, scollop.

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"Scallop" Quotes from Famous Books

... Westmorland to the man of whom she made the famous entry in her Diary "mad, bad, and dangerous to know." But they met, a few days later, at Holland House, and Byron called on her in Whitehall, where for the next four months he was a daily visitor. On blue-bordered paper, embossed at the corners with scallop-shells, she wrote to Byron at an early stage in their acquaintance, the letter numbered ...
— The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2. • Lord Byron

... Homer, its only native poet. He wrote the immortal ballad of the scallop industry, ...
— Kent Knowles: Quahaug • Joseph C. Lincoln

... enquired farther into the purpose which she thus darkly announced, but the stern voice of Front-de-Boeuf was heard, exclaiming, "Where tarries this loitering priest? By the scallop-shell of Compostella, I will make a martyr of him, if he loiters here to hatch ...
— Ivanhoe - A Romance • Walter Scott

... which belongs to a much lower class of mollusca—namely, to the class called Lamellibranchiata, from the plate-like (or lamellar) structure of the gill. To that class also belongs the scallop (Pecten), the mussel (Magilus), the fresh-water mussel (Anodon), the razor-shell (Solen), the cockle (Cardium), species with a long fleshy tube such as Mya, stone-perforating shells such as Pholas, and the well-known wood-boring "ship-worm" (Teredo)—which ...
— The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879 • Various

Words linked to "Scallop" :   ornament, crenation, beautify, Pectinidae, pelecypod, core out, curve, grace, hollow, shellfish, family Pectinidae, make, piece, fish, bivalve, Pecten magellanicus, shape, decorate, lamellibranch, form, fix, curved shape, crenature, adorn, hollow out, slice, prepare, cook, ready, Pecten irradians, embellish

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