[e-skol-uh p, e-skal-]

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.


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

Also es·cal·op (for defs 1–3).

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)
Related formsun·es·cal·loped, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun, verb

another word for scallop
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Word Origin and History for escalloped


n., v.

late 15c., from Middle French escalope "shell," from a Germanic source (see scallop). For initial e-, see especial.

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