Definition of "scallop" [scal•lop]

  • (noun) Any of various free-swimming marine mollusks of the family Pectinidae, having fan-shaped bivalve shells with a radiating fluted pattern.
  • (noun) The edible adductor muscle of this mollusk.
  • (noun) A shell of this mollusk, or a dish in a similar shape, used for baking and serving seafood.
  • (noun) One of a series of curved projections forming an ornamental border.
  • (noun) A thin boneless slice of meat.

Use "scallop" in a sentence

  • "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."
  • "I go there for one dish, what they call a scallop burger."
  • "I love pretty much all shellfish, but scallop is way, way up there in my estimation!"

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