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Definition of scallop
1an edible bivalve mollusk with a ribbed fan-shaped shell. Scallops swim by rapidly opening and closing the shell valves.
- Family Pectinidae: Chlamys, Pecten, and other genera
a small pan or dish shaped like a scallop shell and used for baking or serving food.
) each of a series of convex rounded projections forming an ornamental edging cut in material or worked in lace or knitting in imitation of the edge of a scallop shell.
verb (scallops, scalloping, scalloped)
1 [with object]
(usually as adjective scalloped
) ornament (an edge or material) with scallops:a scalloped V-shaped neckline
cut, shape, or arrange in the form of a scallop shell:he leaned against the scalloped seat of the limousine 2 [no object]
(usually as noun scalloping
) gather or dredge for scallops.
3 [with object] bake with milk or a sauce: (as adjective scalloped)scalloped potatoes
with a double l
and a single p