1. (noun) scallop, queen scallop, Pecten novaezelandiae - a fan-shaped bivalve mollusc found on sand and mud-banks from low tide level to depths of 45 m. The top shell is flat and the bottom half curved.
Mahia ai te anga o te pāua me te tipa hei whakapaipai i ngā kāinga me ngā māra o ēnei rā (Te Ara 2013). / Pāua and scallop shells are often used as decoration in homes and gardens these days.
See also tupa