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1. (Science: zoology) 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.

3. The figure or shell of an escalop, considered as a sign that the bearer had been on a pilgrimage to the holy land. Hence: a bearing or a charge consisting of an escalop shell.

Origin: OF. Escalope shell, f. Escalope a sort of cut of meat. See scallop.