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scal·lop (scol·lop)

scallop (scollop)

ska lp [or] skae lp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various sea mollusks that have rounded, ribbed, bivalve shells and are able to swim rapidly.
definition 2: the edible muscle of this mollusk.
definition 3: one of the shells of a scallop, sometimes used as a container for baking or serving food.
definition 4: one of a series of rounded projections that form a decorative border, as on a garment or cloth.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scallops, scalloping, scalloped
definition 1: to design, cut, or shape (a border) with scallops.
definition 2: to bake in a sauce or other liquid, usu. with a crust of bread crumbs; escallop.
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