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A plate in the shape of a scallop shell. Scalloped oysters, at one time, were prepared in scallop shells. Dishes for scalloped oyster preparation were often shaped like scallop shells. Ornamental dishes unable to withstand the necessary baking temperature are still sometimes made in the shape of scallop shells.
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