Definition of escallop in English:

escallop

Line breaks: es¦cal|lop
Pronunciation: /ɪˈskaləp
 
, ɛ-, -ˈskɒl-/

noun

1 variant spelling of escalope.
3 Heraldry A scallop shell as a charge.
More 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)

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another term for scallop (sense 3) of the verb).
More 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.

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