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escargot

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noun es·car·got \ˌes-ˌkär-ˈgō\

Definition of escargot

plural

escargots

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  1. :  a snail prepared for use as food



Origin and Etymology of escargot

French, snail, from Middle French, from Old Occitan escaragol


First Known Use: circa 1892


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