Origin of scalloping
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of scallop
Examples from the Web for scalloping
Practically all the scalloping is done by dredging from sail boats, employing about 99 men in the fishery.
With relief one hails the beginning of a stripe, dark green like a scarf, scalloping the foothills—the citrus belt.California|Mary Austin
The ground granted for oysters is used indiscriminately for quahauging and scalloping, and seems to be almost public property.
At Dennisport scalloping is practically all done by dredging, while at West Dennis scallops are all taken by the use of "pushers."
This has worked the ruin of the scalloping in these localities.
Word Origin for scallop
"bivalve mollusk," c.1400, from Old French escalope "shell (of a nut), carpace," variant of eschalope, probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old Norse skalpr "sheath," Middle Dutch schelpe "shell"); see scale (n.1). The shells of the larger species have been used as domestic utensils. Extended 17c. to objects shaped like scallop shells, especially in design and dress. The verb in the cookery sense, "to bake with sauce in a scallop shell-shaped pan," is attested from 1737. Related: Scalloped; scalloping.