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escalope

[es-kuh-lohp; French es-ka-lawp]
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noun, plural es·ca·lopes [es-kuh-lohps; French es-ka-lawp] /ˌɛs kəˈloʊps; French ɛs kaˈlɔp/. French Cookery.
  1. scallop(def 5).
  2. a dish of thinly sliced meat, fish, potatoes, etc., baked in a sauce and often topped with bread crumbs.
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Origin of escalope

1600–10; < French; see escallop; relation of the sense “thin slice” to the OF meaning “shell (of a nut, snail, etc.)” is uncertain
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Historical Examples

  • Lobsters au gratin may also be served in silver, escalope shells if handy are preferred.

    The Gastronomic Regenerator:

    Alexis Soyer


British Dictionary definitions for escalope

escalope

noun
  1. a thin slice of meat, usually veal, coated with egg and breadcrumbs, fried, and served with a rich sauce
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Word Origin

C19: from Old French: shell
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