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escalop


escalop


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Escalop  \Es*cal"op\  (?;  277),  n.  [OF.  escalope  shell,  F. 
  escalope  a  sort  of  cut  of  meat.  See  {Scallop}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  bivalve  shell  of  the  genus  {Pecten}.  See 
  {Scallop}. 
 
  2.  A  regular,  curving  indenture  in  the  margin  of  anything 
  See  {Scallop}.  ``So  many  jags  or  escalops.''  --Ray. 
 
  3. 
  a  The  figure  or  shell  of  an  escalop,  considered  as  a 
  sign  that  the  bearer  had  been  on  a  pilgrimage  to  the 
  Holy  Land.  Hence: 
  b  (Her.)  A  bearing  or  a  charge  consisting  of  an  escalop 
  shell.