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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: escalope 'shell'

scallop

noun
     
scal‧lop [countable]
1HB a small sea creature that you can eat, with a flat round shell made of two parts that fit together
2 [usually plural] one of a row of small curves that are used to decorate the edge of clothes, curtains etc
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