Definition of escallop in English:

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escallop

Pronunciation: /ɪˈskaləp/
/ɛˈskaləp/ /ɪˈskɒləp/ /ɛˈskɒləp/

noun

1 variant spelling of escalope.
3 Heraldry A scallop shell as a charge.
Example sentences
  • About the only tangible connection is the coat of arms (containing the three escallops of the Graham Clan).
  • The full shield for the Elliot name was red within a border of silver upon which were eight blue escallops.

verb (escallops, escalloping, escalloped)

another term for scallop (sense 3 of the verb).
Example sentences
  • There we enjoyed a glass of excellent Merlot, along with a delicious dish of escalloped fish and potatoes.
  • Such things as macaroni au gratin and escalloped fish can also be baked and served in these dishes, which cost 25 cents each.

Origin

Late 15th century (in sense 2 of the noun): from Old French escalope 'shell'. Compare with escalope and scallop.

Words that rhyme with escallop

callop, escalope, gallop, galop, Salop, shallop

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: es¦cal|lop

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