coquille

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French coquille. See also cockle.

Noun[edit]

coquille (plural coquilles)

  1. A dish (meal), especially a seafood dish, served in an actual scallop shell or a dish (container) shaped like a shell.
  2. A scallop shell or a dish (container) shaped like one, especially when used to serve the aforementioned food.
  3. A form of ruching used as a dress trimming or for neckwear, named from the manner in which it is gathered or fulled.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a combination of Vulgar Latin *conchilia (from Latin conchylium) with coccum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ.kij/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

coquille f (plural coquilles)

  1. shell
  2. (shell-shaped) dish; scallop
  3. typo, misprint
  4. (sports) athletic protector; groin guard, box, cup (protection for the male genitals)
  5. (medicine) vacuum mattress (for spinal immobilization)
  6. (medicine) egg crate mattress (for prevention of bedsores)

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

coquille f (oblique plural coquilles, nominative singular coquille, nominative plural coquilles)

  1. shell (hard protective outer layer of some animals)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: cockle
  • French: coquille