verb (used with object)

  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.


  1. scallop.
  2. Heraldry. a representation of a scallop shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.

noun, verb

  1. another word for scallop
n., v.

late 15c., from Middle French escalope “shell,” from a Germanic source (see scallop). For initial e-, see especial.

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