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scallop

scal·lop

scallop

 
pronunciation:
ska lp [or] skae lp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small animal that lives in the ocean and has two rounded, ribbed shells that protect its soft body. The hinged shells open and close with a large muscle. People sometimes eat this muscle. Scallops are mollusks and are closely related to clams and mussels.
definition 2: the edible muscle from some kinds of scallops.
definition 3: one of a series of curves in a border.
There are scallops around the collar of her dress.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: scalloped, scalloping, scallops
definition: to cut or shape with scallops.
My mother scalloped the hem of my new dress.
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