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scallop

noun

1 scallop

One of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.).

synonyms: crenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle.



2 scallop

Edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces.

synonyms: escallop, scollop.

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Roget 257: notch, dent, nick, cut; indent, indentation; dimple.    embrasure, battlement, machicolation; saw, tooth, crenelle, scallop, ... show more

3 scallop

Thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled.

synonyms: cutlet, escallop, scollop.

Dutch: kotelet
Polish: kotlet

4 scallop

Edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions.

synonyms: escallop, scollop.

Polish: przegrzebek

verb

1 scallop

Decorate an edge with scallops.

2 scallop

Bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top.

synonym: escallop.

3 scallop

Form scallops in:
— Scallop the meat.

synonym: scollop.

Roget 257: notch, nick, cut, dent, indent, jag, scarify, scotch, crimp, scallop, scollop, crenulate, vandyke.   

Roget 248: be convoluted etc. adj.; wind, twine, turn and twist, twirl; wave, undulate, meander; inosculate; entwine, intwine; twist, ... show more

4 scallop

Fish for scallops.

synonym: scollop.

5 scallop

Shape or cut in scallops:
— Scallop the hem of the dress.

synonym: scollop.


Moby thesaurus: Dungeness crab, Japanese crab, Vandyke, Vandyke edge, armadillo shell, bake, barbecue, baste, blanch, blaze, blue point, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, chiton, chop, clam, clam shell ... show more.

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