escallop

/e skol"euhp, e skal"-/, v.t.
1. to bake (food cut into pieces) in a sauce or other liquid, often with crumbs on top; scallop.
2. to bake (fish, potatoes, etc.) in scallop shells.
n.
3. scallop.
4. Heraldry. a representation of a scallop shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.
Also, escalop (for defs. 1-3).
[1425-75; late ME < MF, OF escalope, escalipe shell (of a nut, snail, etc.), perh. < MD scelpe, scolpe mollusk shell (D schelp; perh. akin to SCALP)]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Escallop — Es*cal lop, n. See {Escalop}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escallop — late 15c., from M.Fr. escalope shell, from a Germanic source (see SCALLOP (Cf. scallop)). For initial e , see ESPECIAL (Cf. especial) …   Etymology dictionary

  • escallop — or escalop [e skäl′əp, eskal′əp] n., vt. [OFr escalope, a shell: see SCALLOP] SCALLOP …   English World dictionary

  • escallop — noun a) A thin slice of meat (especially of veal) normally shallow fried b) A scallop …   Wiktionary

  • escallop — n. variety of bivalve shellfish with a fluted shell; one of a series of curved projections forming a border; furrowed or fluted pattern v. bake pieces of food in a liquid (often with a bread crumb topping) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • escallop — collapse …   Anagrams dictionary

  • escallop — [ɪ skaləp, ɛ , skɒl ] noun 1》 variant spelling of escalope. 2》 another term for scallop (in sense 2). 3》 Heraldry a scallop shell as a charge. verb (escallops, escalloping, escalloped …   English new terms dictionary

  • escallop — es·cal·lop …   English syllables

  • escallop — es•cal•lop [[t]ɛˈskɒl əp, ɛˈskæl [/t]] v. t. 1) coo to bake (food) in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top; scallop 2) coo scallop • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME < MF, OF escalope …   From formal English to slang

  • escallop — /ɛsˈkɒləp/ (say es koluhp), / ˈkæl / (say kal ) noun 1. Heraldry a decoration in the form of a scallop shell. –verb (t) 2. → scallop (def. 9). {Middle English, from Middle French escalope shell} …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.