Escaloped oysters(Cookery). See under Scalloped.

(Es*cam"bi*o) n. [LL. escambium, excambium. See Excamb.] (Eng. Law) A license formerly required for the making over a bill of exchange to another over sea. Cowell.

(Es*cap"a*ble) a. Avoidable.

(Es`ca*pade") n. [F., fr. Sp. escapada escape, fr. escapar to escape; or F., fr. It. scappata escape, escapade, fr. scappare to escape. see Escape.]

(||Er`y*thro"ni*um) n. [NL., from Gr. a kind of plant, fr. 'eryqro`s red.] (Chem.) A name originally given (from its red acid) to the metal vanadium. [R.]

(E*ryth`ro*phle"ine) n. (Chem.) A white crystalline alkaloid, extracted from sassy bark

(E*ryth"ro*phyll Er`y*throph"yl*lin) , n. 'eryqro`s red + leaf.]—> (Physiol. Bot.) The red coloring matter of leaves, fruits, flowers, etc., in distinction from chlorophyll.

(E*ryth"ro*sin) n. [Gr. 'eryqro`s red.] (Chem.) (a) A red substance formed by the oxidation of tyrosin. (b) A red dyestuff obtained from fluoresceïn by the action of iodine.

(||Er`y*throx"y*lon) n. [NL., from Gr. 'eryqro`s red + wood. So named from the red wood of some species.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs or small trees of the Flax family, growing in tropical countries. E. Coca is the source of cocaine. See Coca.

(E*ryth"ro*zyme) n. [Gr. 'eryqro`s red + leaven.] (Physiol. Chem.) A ferment extracted from madder root, possessing the power of inducing alcoholic fermentation in solutions of sugar.

(Es`ca*lade") n. [F., Sp. escalada fr. Sp. escalar to scale, LL. scalare, fr. L. scala ladder. See Scale, v. t.] (Mil.) A furious attack made by troops on a fortified place, in which ladders are used to pass a ditch or mount a rampart.

Sin enters, not by escalade, but by cunning or treachery.

(Es`ca*lade"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escaladed; p. pr. & vb. n. Escalading.] (Mil.) To mount and pass or enter by means of ladders; to scale; as, to escalate a wall.

(Es*cal"lop) n. See Escalop.

(Es*cal"loped) a. See Escaloped.

(Es*cal"op) n. [OF. escalope shell, F. escalope a sort of cut of meat. See Scallop.]

1. (Zoöl.) A bivalve shell of the genus Pecten. See Scallop.

2. A regular, curving indenture in the margin of anything. See Scallop. "So many jags or escalops." Ray.

3. (a) The figure or shell of an escalop, considered as a sign that the bearer had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Hence: (b) (Her.) A bearing or a charge consisting of an escalop shell.

(Es*cal"oped) a.

1. Cut or marked in the form of an escalop; scalloped.

2. (Her.) Covered with a pattern resembling a series of escalop shells, each of which issues from between two others. Its appearance is that of a surface covered with scales.

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