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scallop

[ skol-uhp, skal- ]
/ ˈskɒl əp, ˈskæl- /
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noun
verb (used with object)
to finish (an edge) with scallops.
Cooking. to escallop.
verb (used without object)
to dredge for scallops.
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Also scol·lop [skol-uhp] /ˈskɒl əp/ .

Origin of scallop

1350–1400; Middle English scalop, aphetic variant of escal(l)op escallop; sense “thin slice of meat” probably by association with French escalope escalope

OTHER WORDS FROM scallop

un·scal·loped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scallop

scallop
/ (ˈskɒləp, ˈskæl-) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of scallop

scalloper, nounscalloping, noun

Word Origin for scallop

C14: from Old French escalope shell, of Germanic origin; see scalp
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