escargot

[es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-goh]
noun, plural escargots [es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-gohz] . French.
an edible snail.
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escargot (ɛskarɡo)
 
n
a variety of edible snail, usually eaten with a sauce made of melted butter and garlic

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escargot
"edible snail," 1892, from Fr. escargot, from O.Fr. escargole (14c.), from Prov. escaragol, ult. from V.L. *coculium, from classical L. conchylium "edible shellfish" (see cockle). The form of the word in Prov. and Fr. seems to have been influenced by words related to scarab.
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Example sentences
The receptacle is then sealed with liquid fat, and the escargot is ready for
  the consumer.
Dinner can start off with a cup of lobster bisque, escargot with garlic and
  butter or gently molded duck rillettes.
Specialties include garlic escargot, pan-fried redfish meuniere, and bananas
  foster.
More venturesome tastes might prefer the escargot potpie or the vegetable
  dumplings with spicy soy vinaigrette.
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