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escallop

[ e-skol-uhp, e-skal- ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to bake (food cut into pieces) in a sauce or other liquid, often with crumbs on top; scallop.
  2. to bake (fish, potatoes, etc.) in scallop shells.


noun

  1. Heraldry. a representation of a scallop shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.

escallop

/ ɛˈskɒləp; ɛˈskæl- /

noun

  1. another word for scallop


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Other Words From

  • unes·calloped adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of escallop1

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 )

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Example Sentences

Gardens are sometimes bordered with escallop shells, which are neat enough but seem rather out of place among flowers.

The badge of the Lords Dacre was an escallop united to a ragged staff, as in the margin.

Per pale sable and or, a cheveron between three escallop shells, all counterchanged.

Gules, four fusils in fess or, each charged with an escallop sable (Cheney).

In conjunction with fish we may perhaps consider the Escallop which, as a charge, belongs to the earliest period of Heraldry.

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