escargot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

escargot (countable and uncountable, plural escargots)

  1. (uncountable) A dish, commonly associated with French cuisine, consisting of edible snails.
  2. (countable) A snail (often Helix pomatia) used in preparation of the dish of the same name.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Occitan escargol, alteration of caragol, metathesis of cagarol, from a cross between Latin conchylium and Ancient Greek κάχλαξ (kakhlaks).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

escargot m (plural escargots)

  1. snail

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