Definition of scallop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskɒləp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskæləp//
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  1. 1 a shellfish that can be eaten, with two flat round shells that fit together a scallop shell See related entries: Invertebrates
  2. 2any one of a series of small curves cut on the edge of a piece of cloth, pastry, etc. for decoration
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: shortening of Old French escalope, probably of Germanic origin. The verb dates from the mid 18th cent.
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