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escallop

[e-skol-uh p, e-skal-] /ɛˈskɒl əp, ɛˈskæl-/
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
3.
4.
Heraldry. a representation of a scallop shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.
Also, escalop (for defs 1–3).
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
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)
Related forms
unescalloped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for escalop

escallop

/ɛˈskɒləp; ɛˈskæl-/
noun, verb
1.
another word for scallop
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Word Origin and History for escalop

escallop

n., v.

late 15c., from Middle French escalope "shell," from a Germanic source (see scallop). For initial e-, see especial.

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