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coquille

[kop-ee-reed-oh-keel; French kaw-kee-yuh] /ˈkɒp iˌrid oʊˈkil; French kɔˈki yə/
noun, plural coquilles
[koh-keelz; French kaw-kee-yuh] /koʊˈkilz; French kɔˌki yə/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of various seafood or chicken dishes baked with a sauce and usually served in a scallop shell or a shell-shaped serving dish.
2.
the cooking utensil for baking such dishes, usually a scallop shell or small casserole resembling a shell.
3.
a cooking utensil, filled with charcoal, for roasting meat on a spit.
4.
the shell of an escargot.
Origin
< French: shell (of a mollusk, nut, etc.). See cockle1
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British Dictionary definitions for coquille

coquille

/French kɔkij/
noun
1.
any dish, esp seafood, served in a scallop shell: Coquilles St Jacques
2.
a scallop shell, or dish resembling a shell
3.
(fencing) a bell-shaped hand guard on a foil
Word Origin
French, literally: shell, from Latin conchӯlium mussel; see cockle1
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