Definition of escallop in US English:



  • 1

    variant spelling of escalope
  • 2

    another term for scallop (sense 2 of the noun)
  • 3Heraldry
    A scallop shell as a charge.

    • ‘The full shield for the Elliot name was red within a border of silver upon which were eight blue escallops.’
    • ‘About the only tangible connection is the coat of arms (containing the three escallops of the Graham Clan).’


  • another term for scallop (sense 3 of the verb)
    • ‘There we enjoyed a glass of excellent Merlot, along with a delicious dish of escalloped fish and potatoes.’
    • ‘Such things as macaroni au gratin and escalloped fish can also be baked and served in these dishes, which cost 25 cents each.’


Late 15th century (in escallop (sense 2 of the noun)): from Old French escalope ‘shell’. Compare with escalope and scallop.