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  1. (noun) Any of various free-swimming marine mollusks of the family Pectinidae, having fan-shaped bivalve shells with a radiating fluted pattern.
  2. (noun) The edible adductor muscle of this mollusk.
  3. (noun) A shell of this mollusk, or a dish in a similar shape, used for baking and serving seafood.
  4. (noun) One of a series of curved projections forming an ornamental border.
  5. (noun) A thin boneless slice of meat.
  6. (verb-transitive) To edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections.
  7. (verb-transitive) To bake in a casserole with milk or a sauce and often with bread crumbs: scalloped potatoes.
  8. (verb-transitive) To cut (meat) into thin boneless slices.
  9. (verb-intransitive) To gather scallops for eating or sale.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. If you ordered a potato cake in New South Wales they would look at you strangely, until you realized that you needed to utter the word scallop instead, but in Victoria a scallop is a mollusc. - At My Table
  2. I go there for one dish, what they call a scallop burger. - The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  3. I love pretty much all shellfish, but scallop is way, way up there in my estimation! - Where has the summer gone? at
  4. At dinner he complimented the way she said the word scallop — soft “ah” sound, not a crass short “a.” - What She Gave to the Sea
  5. SummaryAs long as a scallop is a good inch across and roughly three-quarters of an inch thick, you can make an equatorial slit in it and fill the cavity with any savory mixture you like. - Recipe of the Day: Sautéed Scallops Stuffed With Basil - Bitten Blog -


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