verb (used with object)
to bake (food cut into pieces) in a sauce or other liquid, often with crumbs on top; scallop
to bake (fish, potatoes, etc.) in scallop
a representation of a scallop
shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.
Also, es·cal·op (for defs 1–3).
Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English Related forms
< 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
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