verb (used with object)
- to bake (food cut into pieces) in a sauce or other liquid, often with crumbs on top; .
- to bake (fish, potatoes, etc.) in shells.
- Heraldry. a representation of a shell, traditionally associated with pilgrimages and crusades.
- another word for
late 15c., from Middle French escalope “shell,” from a Germanic source (see ). For initial e-, see .