escallop

escallop

[e-skol-uhp, e-skal-]
verb (used with object)
1.
to bake (food cut into pieces) in a sauce or other liquid, often with crumbs on top; scallop.
2.
to bake (fish, potatoes, etc.) in scallop shells.
noun
4.
Heraldry. a representation of a scallop shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.
Also, escalop (for defs 1–3).


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French, Old French escalope, escalipe shell (of a nut, snail, etc.), perhaps < Middle Dutch scelpe, scolpe mollusk shell (Dutch schelp; perhaps akin to scalp)

unescalloped, adjective
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escallop (ɛˈskɒləp, ɛˈskæl-)
 
n, —vb
another word for scallop

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