Coquille meaning

kō-kēl'
A scallop-shaped dish or a scallop shell in which various seafood dishes are browned and served.
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A scallop shell or shell-shaped dish in which minced seafood is baked and served.
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Any food so served.
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A dish (meal), especially a seafood dish, served in an actual scallop shell or a dish (container) shaped like a shell.
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A scallop shell or a dish (container) shaped like a such shell, especially when used to serve the aforementioned food.
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Origin of coquille

  • French from Latin conchȳlia pl. of conchȳlium shellfish from Greek konkhulion diminutive of konkhos
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French coquille. See also cockle.
    From Wiktionary