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Old French escalope (shell), French escalope (a sort of cut of meat).


escalop (plural escalops)

  1. A scallop.
  2. A regular, curving indenture in the margin of anything.
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      So many jags or escalops.
  3. (heraldry) A bearing or charge consisting of an escalop shell, considered as a sign that the bearer had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for escalop in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)