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scallop

or

pecten,

marine bivalvebivalve,
aquatic mollusk of the class Pelecypoda ("hatchet-foot") or Bivalvia, with a laterally compressed body and a shell consisting of two valves, or movable pieces, hinged by an elastic ligament.
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 mollusk. Like its close relative the oyster, the scallop has no siphons, the mantle being completely open, but it differs from other mollusks in that both mantle edges have a row of steely blue "eyes" (which use a mirror consisting of a mosaic of crystals to focus light) and tactile projections. The rounded shells have radiating ribs with flared "ears" or "wings" at the hinge. Scallops are capable of swimming or leaping about by snapping their shells, which are controlled by a powerful adductor muscle, the only part of the animal that is eaten. Scallops are more common on the Atlantic coast than the Pacific. The common scallop is about 2 in. (5 cm) long. Found abundantly in shallow and offshore waters and in eelgrass and mud flats from Cape Cod to Texas, it is taken in large numbers around Long Island. The giant scallop, found in deeper waters from Labrador to New Jersey, attains a length of 5 in. (12.7 cm). Scallops are classified in the phylum MolluscaMollusca
, taxonomic name for the one of the largest phyla of invertebrate animals (Arthropoda is the largest) comprising more than 50,000 living mollusk species and about 35,000 fossil species dating back to the Cambrian period.
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, class Pelecypoda or Bivalvia, order Filibranchia, family Pectinidae.

Scallop

One of a continuous series of curves resembling segments of a circle, used as a decorative element on the outer edge of a strip of wood used as a molding.

scallop

[′skäl·əp]
(geology)
(invertebrate zoology)
Any of various bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae distinguished by radially ribbed valves with undulated margins.

scallop

scallops: a scalloped molding
One of a continuous series of curves resembling segments of a circle, used as a decorative element on the outer edge of a strip of wood, molding etc.

scallop

1. any of various marine bivalves of the family Pectinidae, having a fluted fan-shaped shell: includes free-swimming species (genus Pecten) and species attached to a substratum (genus Chlamys)
2. the edible adductor muscle of certain of these molluscs
3. either of the shell valves of any of these molluscs
4. the shape of a scallop shell used as the badge of a pilgrim, esp in the Middle Ages

SCALLOP

(language, history)
A medium-level language for CDC computers, used to bootstrap the first Pascal compiler.
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1) along the main axis of GB: Middle Island (number of scallops collected, n = 100): Peckham Cove (n = 137); Kellys Point (n = 76); Rexons Point (n = 67); Coach Box Point (n = 54); Main Tickle (n= 121); and Leg Island (n = 138).
Cook for 1 min, then carefully turn the scallops over in the shells, trying not to spill the buttery juices.
There's a daily 2-gallon limit of scallops in their shells, or 1 -pint of scallop meat, per licensed snorkeler.
Al rolls up on a bike with cornrows, pulls out a scallop and puts it in front of my eyes and it was smoked.
Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing said: The scallop sector is very important to many of our local communities and these management measures coming into force will help secure the long-term sustainability of the stock.
In order to process all of the images, we engaged a team of graduate students and interns to count and size scallops using software written in-house for this project.
Carefully turn the scallops over, add the butter, chilli flakes and a generous squeeze of lemon juice, then cook them Dash of rapeseed oil, to sear Pinch of dry chilli flakes Seasoning, to taste for further two-and-a-half minutes.
There's almost nothing you can't pair with a few sizzled scallops, from salty bacon to rich curry spices, from creamy wine sauces to light herb vinaigrettes.
At the time Dr Gwladys Lambert, who led the research, said: "We knew that Cardigan Bay is very resilient to scallop dredging but we now know precisely how much fishing is considered sustainable.
Place the shells with the scallops inside them on a platter, then add a dash of white wine to each one.
PORTLAND, Maine -- Maine regulators want to shut down several waterways to scallop fishing in the upcoming season as they continue attempts to rebuild the fishery.