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English noun: scallop

1. scallop (shape) one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)

Synonymscrenation, crenature, crenel, crenelle

Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape

2. scallop (food) edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces

Synonymsescallop, scollop

Broader (hypernym)shellfish

Narrower (hyponym)bay scallop, sea scallop

Part meronymescallop, scallop, scollop

3. scallop (food) thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled

Synonymscutlet, escallop, scollop

Broader (hypernym)piece, slice

4. scallop (animal) edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions

Synonymsescallop, scollop

Broader (hypernym)bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod

Narrower (hyponym)bay scallop, giant scallop, Pecten irradians, Pecten magellanicus, sea scallop

Part holonymescallop, scallop, scollop

Member meronymfamily Pectinidae, Pectinidae

English verb: scallop

1. scallop (creation) decorate an edge with scallops

SamplesThe dress had a scalloped skirt.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

2. scallop (creation) bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook, fix, make, prepare, ready

3. scallop (contact) form scallops in

SamplesScallop the meat.

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and scallop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out

4. scallop (competition) fish for scallops


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)fish

5. scallop (change) shape or cut in scallops

SamplesScallop the hem of the dress.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)form, shape

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