coquille Saint Jacques

noun

-saⁿˈzhäk
plural coquilles Saint Jacques
: a dish of scallops usually served with a wine sauce

Word History

Etymology

French coquille Saint-Jacques scallop, from coquille mollusk shell + Saint-Jacques St. James the apostle, whose identifying token is a scallop shell

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“Coquille Saint Jacques.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coquille%20Saint%20Jacques. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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