Definition of king scallop in English:

king scallop

noun

  • 1Australian the commercial scallop, Pecten fumatus, an edible scallop with asymmetric valves found off the coasts of Australia (now rare).

  • 2A large edible scallop, P. maximus, found off the coasts of western Europe and the Mediterranean, also called great scallop.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Mercury (Hobart).