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escallop

[ e-skol-uhp, e-skal- ]
/ ɛˈskɒl əp, ɛˈskæl- /
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verb (used with object)
to bake (food cut into pieces) in a sauce or other liquid, often with crumbs on top; scallop.
to bake (fish, potatoes, etc.) in scallop shells.
noun
Heraldry. a representation of a scallop shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.
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Origin of escallop

1425–75; late Middle English <Middle French, Old French escalope, escalipe shell (of a nut, snail, etc.), perhaps <Middle Dutch scelpe, scolpe mollusk shell (Dutch schelp; perhaps akin to scalp)

OTHER WORDS FROM escallop

un·es·cal·loped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for escallop

escallop
/ (ɛˈskɒləp, ɛˈskæl-) /

noun, verb
another word for scallop
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