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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A shape that looks like a series of semicircles. Also: Any of various free-swimming marine mollusks of the family Pectinidae, having fan-shaped bivalve shells with a radiating fluted pattern.

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  • Among the symbols associated with St. James, the patron saint of Spain, is the scallop shell.
  • scallop the hem of the dress
  • scallop the meat
  • I go there for one dish, what they call a scallop burger. for more
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