scallop

[ skol-uh p, skal- ]
/ ˈskɒl əp, ˈskæl- /

noun

verb (used with object)

to finish (an edge) with scallops.
Cookery. to escallop.

verb (used without object)

to dredge for scallops.

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Also scollop.

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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