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SCAL'LOP, n. [This is from the root of shell, scale; coinciding with scalp.]

1. A shell fish, or rather a genus of shell fish, called pecten. The shell is bivalvular, the hinge toothless, having a small ovated hollow. The great scallop is rugged and imbricated with scales, grows to a large size, and in some countries is taken and barreled for market.

2. A recess or curving of the edge of any thing, like the segment of a circle; written also scallop.

SCAL'LOP, v.t. To mark or cut the edge or border of any thing into segments of circles.




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SCAL'LOP, n. [This is from the root of shell, scale; coinciding with scalp.]

1. A shell fish, or rather a genus of shell fish, called pecten. The shell is bivalvular, the hinge toothless, having a small ovated hollow. The great scallop is rugged and imbricated with scales, grows to a large size, and in some countries is taken and barreled for market.

2. A recess or curving of the edge of any thing, like the segment of a circle; written also scallop.

SCAL'LOP, v.t. To mark or cut the edge or border of any thing into segments of circles.


SCAL'LOP, n. [This is from the root of shell, scale; coinciding with scalp, D. schulp, a shell.]

  1. A testaceous molluscum called pecten. The shell is bivalvular, the hinge toothless, having a small ovated hollow. The great scallop is rugged and imbricated with scales, grows to a large size, and in some countries is taken and barreled for market. – Encyc.
  2. A recess or curving of the edge of any thing, like the segment of a circle; written also Scollop.

SCAL'LOP, v.t.

To mark or cut the edge or border of any thing into segments of circles. – Gray.


Scal"lop
  1. 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.

    * The common edible scallop of the Eastern United States is Pecten irradians; the large sea scallop, also used as food, is P. Clintonius, or tenuicostatus.

  2. 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.
  3. One of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell.
  4. To bake in scallop shells or dishes] to prepare with crumbs of bread or cracker, and bake. See Scalloped oysters, below.
  5. One of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell.
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Scallop

SCAL'LOP, noun [This is from the root of shell, scale; coinciding with scalp.]

1. A shell fish, or rather a genus of shell fish, called pecten. The shell is bivalvular, the hinge toothless, having a small ovated hollow. The great scallop is rugged and imbricated with scales, grows to a large size, and in some countries is taken and barreled for market.

2. A recess or curving of the edge of any thing, like the segment of a circle; written also scallop

SCAL'LOP, verb transitive To mark or cut the edge or border of any thing into segments of circles.

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