escalop, escallop

Pronunciation key

( e-skoləp )
( e-skaləp )

es•cal•lop, es•cal•op


[OFr. escalope, a shell, see SCALLOP].

  1. Scallop. Mollusk with the characteristic ribbed shell with a wavy edge.
  2. Decorative curve resembling that of a scallop shell.
  3. v.t.
  4. trim in curves
  5. baking with crumbs or in a cream sauce.
Taxonomic Hierarchy
escallop, escalop
Kingdom Animalia – Animal, animals
Phylum Mollusca – mollusques, molusco, molluscs, mollusks
Class Bivalvia Linnaeus, 1758 – clams, bivalves, bivalve
Subclass Pteriomorphia Beurlen, 1944
Order Ostreoida
Family Pectinidae Rafinesque, 1815
Genus Argopecten Monterosato, 1889
Direct Children:
Species Argopecten aequisulcatus (Carpenter, 1864)
Species Argopecten gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Atlantic calico scallop
Species Argopecten irradians (Lamarck, 1819) – bay scallop
Species Argopecten lineolaris (Lamarck, 1819) – lined scallop
Species Argopecten nucleus (Born, 1778) – nucleus scallop
Species Argopecten ventricosus (G. B. Sowerby II, 1842) – Pacific calico scallop
Argopecten, Monterosato, 1889, Taxonomic Serial No.: 79732

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Scallop Sea Shells
  • NC Sea Shells, Atlantic Callico Scallop
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