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Related to bay scallop: scallop shell
1. a small scallop, Pecten irradians, of shallow North American Atlantic waters.
2. the edible adductor muscle of this scallop, having a sweet and delicate flavor.
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|Noun||1.||bay scallop - muscle of small choice shallow-water scallops|
Pecten irradians, bay scallop - a small scallop inhabiting shallow waters and mud flats of the Atlantic coast of North America
|2.||bay scallop - a small scallop inhabiting shallow waters and mud flats of the Atlantic coast of North America|
escallop, scollop, scallop - edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions
genus Pecten - type genus of the family Pectinidae: sea and bay scallops
bay scallop - muscle of small choice shallow-water scallops