escargot

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French escargot.

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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.
    • 2007, Melissa de la Cruz, Crazy Hot (page 270)
      J. is dating P. at NYU and modeling on the side. They're planning to meet us in Paris for spring break so J. can go to some look-sees (and eat some escargot, obv.).
  2. (countable) A snail (often Helix pomatia) used in preparation of that dish.

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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 (kákhlax). Doublet of cagouille.

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Noun[edit]

escargot m (plural escargots)

  1. snail

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