[es-kuh-lohp; French es-ka-lawp]

noun, plural es·ca·lopes [es-kuh-lohps; French es-ka-lawp] /ˌɛs kəˈloʊps; French ɛs kaˈlɔp/. French Cookery.

a dish of thinly sliced meat, fish, potatoes, etc., baked in a sauce and often topped with bread crumbs.

Nearby words

  1. escalator,
  2. escalator clause,
  3. escalatory,
  4. escallonia,
  5. escallop,
  6. escambia,
  7. escanaba,
  8. escapade,
  9. escape,
  10. escape artist

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for escalope



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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