Escargot meaning

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An edible snail, especially one prepared as an appetizer or entrée.
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A snail, esp. an edible variety.
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(uncountable) A dish, commonly associated with French cuisine, consisting of edible snails.
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(countable) A snail (often Helix pomatia) used in preparation of the dish of the same name.
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Origin of escargot

  • French from Old French escargol from Old Provençal escaragol probably from variant of dialectal escarabol (perhaps influenced by Occitan cagarol, caragol snail) from Latin scarabaeus beetle scarab

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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