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scallop

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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scal=lop

CIDE DICTIONARY

scallopn. [OF. escalope a shell, probably of German or Dutch origin, and akin to E. scale of a fish; cf. D. schelp shell. See Scale of a fish, and cf. Escalop.].
  •  Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinidæ. The shell is usually radially ribbed, and the edge is therefore often undulated in a characteristic manner. The large adductor muscle of some the species is much used as food. One species (Vola Jacobæus) occurs on the coast of Palestine, and its shell was formerly worn by pilgrims as a mark that they had been to the Holy Land. Called also fan shell. See Pecten, 2.  [1913 Webster]
    " The common edible scallop of the Eastern United States is Pecten irradians; the large sea scallop, also used as food, is Pecten Clintonius syn. Pecten tenuicostatus."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell.  [1913 Webster]
scallopv. t. 
  •  To mark or cut the edge or border of into segments of circles, like the edge or surface of a scallop shell. See Scallop, n., 2.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bake in scallop shells or dishes; to prepare with crumbs of bread or cracker, and bake. See Scalloped oysters, below.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scallop, n. & v. (also scollop)
1 any of various bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae, esp. of the genus Chlamys or Pecten, much prized as food.
2 (in full scallop shell) a a single valve from the shell of a scallop, with grooves and ridges radiating from the middle of the hinge and edged with small rounded lobes, often used for cooking or serving food. b hist. a representation of this shell worn as a pilgrim's badge.
3 (in pl.) an ornamental edging cut in material in imitation of a scallop-edge.
4 a small pan or dish shaped like a scallop shell and used for baking or serving food.
--v.tr. (scalloped, scalloping)
1 cook in a scallop.
2 ornament (an edge or material) with scallops or scalloping.

Derivative
scalloper n. scalloping n. (in sense 3 of n.).
Etymology
ME f. OF escalope prob. f. Gmc

THESAURUS

scallop

Dungeness crab, Japanese crab, Vandyke, Vandyke edge, armadillo shell, bake, barbecue, baste, blanch, blaze, blue point, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, chiton, chop, clam, clam shell, cockleshell, cockscomb, cocoa shell, coddle, conch, contort, cook, coquillage, corkscrew, cowrie, crab, crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, crenation, crenelation, crenellate, crenulate, crenulation, crest, crimp, crinkle, curry, cut, deckle edge, denticulation, dentil, dentil band, devil, do, do to perfection, dogtooth, eggshell, fire, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, gash, griddle, grill, heat, incise, indent, intort, jag, knurl, langouste, limpet, littleneck clam, lobster, machicolate, meander, mill, mussel, nick, notch, notching, nutshell, oven-bake, oyster, oyster shell, pan, pan-broil, parboil, periwinkle, picot, pink, poach, prawn, prepare, prepare food, quahog, rickrack, roast, saute, saw, saw teeth, scarify, score, scotch, screw, sea shell, sear, serpentine, serrate, serration, shellfish, shirr, shrimp, simmer, slash, slink, snail, snake, soft-shell crab, steam, steamer, stew, stir-fry, swirl, toast, tooth, turn, twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn, whelk, whirl, whorl, wind, winkle, worm, wring

ROGET THESAURUS

scallop

Convolution

N convolution, winding, convolution, involution, circumvolution, wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity, sinuosity, sinuation, meandering, circuit, circumbendibus, twist, twirl, windings and turnings, ambages, torsion, inosculation, reticulation, rivulation, roughness, coil, roll, curl, buckle, spiral, helix, corkscrew, worm, volute, rundle, tendril, scollop, scallop, escalop, kink, ammonite, snakestone, serpent, eel, maze, labyrinth, knot, convoluted, winding, twisted, tortile, tortive, wavy, undated, undulatory, circling, snaky, snake-like, serpentine, serpent, anguill, vermiform, vermicular, mazy, tortuous, sinuous, flexuous, anfractuous, reclivate, rivulose, scolecoid, sigmoid, sigmoidal, spiriferous, spiroid, involved, intricate, complicated, perplexed, labyrinth, labyrinthic, labyrinthian, labyrinthine, peristaltic, daedalian, kinky, knotted, wreathy, frizzly, crepe, buckled, raveled, spiral, coiled, helical, cochleate, cochleous, screw-shaped, turbinated, turbiniform, in and out, round and round, a can of worms, Gordian knot.

VB be convoluted, wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl, wave, undulate, meander, inosculate, entwine, intwine, twist, coil, roll, wrinkle, curl, crisp, twill, frizzle, crimp, crape, indent, scollop, scallop, wring, intort, contort, wreathe.

Notch

N notch, dent, nick, cut, indent, indentation, dimple, embrasure, battlement, machicolation, saw, tooth, crenelle, scallop, scollop, vandyke, depression, jag, notched, crenate, crenated, dentate, dentated, denticulate, denticulated, toothed, palmated, serrated.

VB notch, nick, cut, dent, indent, jag, scarify, scotch, crimp, scallop, scollop, crenulate, vandyke.


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