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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


Synonymsescallop


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


Synonymsscollop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out

4. scallop (competition) fish for scallops


Synonymsscollop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)fish

5. scallop (change) shape or cut in scallops


SamplesScallop the hem of the dress.


Synonymsscollop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)form, shape









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