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[e-skol-uh p, e-skal-]
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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.
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  1. scallop.
  2. Heraldry. a representation of a scallop shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.
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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
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Related Words

poach, sear, reduce, griddle, ruin, seethe, melt, barbecue, bake, imbue, blanch, scald, nuke, doctor, fix, parboil, parch, microwave, simmer, percolate

Examples from the Web for escalloped

Historical Examples

  • Serve with turkey, chicken, mutton or game and with escalloped oysters.

    Civic League Cook Book


  • You see, the meat loaf, the escalloped potatoes, and the rice pudding were all in the oven at once.

  • Stewed tomatoes are a nice accompaniment for escalloped vegetable oysters.

    Science in the Kitchen.

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

  • The jupon was made of a rich material, blazoned with the arms of the wearer, and was escalloped along the bottom edge.

  • Use white sauce very sparingly with some escalloped vegetable for variety.

British Dictionary definitions for escalloped


noun, verb
  1. 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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