Definición de scallop en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈskɒləp/
Pronunciación: /ˈskaləp/


1An edible bivalve mollusc with a ribbed fan-shaped shell. Scallops swim by rapidly opening and closing the shell valves.
  • Family Pectinidae: Chlamys, Pecten, and other genera.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Remove the scallops from their shells by gently scraping and prising them away with a blunt knife, leaving on the roe (alternatively, ask your fishmonger to do this for you).
  • Remove the scallops from their shells and discard the ‘skirts’, leaving only the white meat and orange roe.
  • For the scallops: remove from shell, clean and cut in half lengthways.
1.1 short for scallop shell.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Here the interior is inlaid with millions of beautiful shells, scallops, paloudres, clams, periwinkles, mussels, oysters and rogans.
1.2A small pan or dish shaped like a scallop shell and used for baking or serving food.
2 (usually scallops) Each of a series of convex rounded projections forming an ornamental edging cut in material or worked in lace or knitting in imitation of the edge of a scallop shell: an intricate design of vees and scallops [as modifier]: the tablecloth has a scallop edge
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • European axes at the most might have wide scallops filed on the edge of the blade plate on the inside or bottom of the beard, and that is not common.
  • Place the scallop pattern along the foldline and transfer the scallops to the fabric.
  • A white drawing on black paper depicts from various angles a school of the menacing fairy-tale creatures, variously ornamented with stripes, scallops and spikes.
3 another term for escalope.

verbo (scallops, scalloping, scalloped)

1 [with object] (usually as adjective scalloped) Ornament (an edge or material) with scallops: a scalloped V-shaped neckline
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It does not rest on the stone table: the foremost scalloped edge of the platform dips below the straight edge of the table, and the base of the platform is not rendered visible.
  • Remove the top of a one-quart jug and then scallop the edge with scissors.
  • I chose to put sand colored scalloped concrete border edgers against the outside pool edge and now only the lip shows on top.
1.1Cut, shape, or arrange in the form of a scallop shell: he leaned against the scalloped seat of the limousine
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The distinctive shape, with prominently scalloped rim, recalls contemporary European silver forms, specifically bleeding, or barber's bowls.
  • He sat down on the edge of a flame duct scalloped out of the concrete pad, feeling the sun-heated wall against his calves as his legs dangled, the chain scraping between them.
  • A scalloped, cloverleaf shape lends plenty of character to this Charlestown Square table (above left) from Broyhill.
2 [no object] (usually as noun scalloping) North American Gather or dredge for scallops: in fall and early winter they went scalloping
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And in the unlikely event that you get bored with counting portholes, you can always go scalloping - the seabed is alive with them!
3 [with object] Bake with milk or a sauce: (as adjective scalloped) scalloped potatoes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘They should be glad I am not writing about the food,’ smiled Miller after sampling the herb-encrusted halibut with fennel sauce, scalloped potatoes and asparagus.
  • However, the side of scalloped potatoes was creamy and excellent and there was a generous portion of steamed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, beans, shredded carrots, peas) that made it feel like a holiday dinner.
  • ‘Took you long enough,’ she muttered and handed him a bowl of scalloped potatoes.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • We learned from Will and his colleagues about the Center's efforts at CBM involving scientific research, as well as its cooperative work with clammers and scallopers.
  • In the fishery, scallopers report they're seeing more spat than ever.
  • Regulations like the one for scallopers have become increasingly common in recent decades.


Middle English: shortening of Old French escalope, probably of Germanic origin. The verb dates from the mid 18th century.

Palabras que riman con scallop

collop, dollop, gollop, lollop, scollop, trollop, Trollope, wallop

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Saltos de línea: scal|lop

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