[es-kuh-lohp; French es-ka-lawp]
- scallop(def 5).
- a dish of thinly sliced meat, fish, potatoes, etc., baked in a sauce and often topped with bread crumbs.
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 of escalope
Lobsters au gratin may also be served in silver, escalope shells if handy are preferred.The Gastronomic Regenerator:
- a thin slice of meat, usually veal, coated with egg and breadcrumbs, fried, and served with a rich sauce
Word Origin for escalope
C19: from Old French: shell
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