Meaning of bay scallop

bay' scal"lop

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small scallop, Pecten irradians, inhabiting shallow waters and mud flats from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, esp. eastern Long Island Sound.
  2. the edible abductor muscle of this scallop, having a sweet and delicate flavor.
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