coquille Saint Jacques

noun
\ -saⁿˈzhäk \
plural coquilles Saint Jacques

Definition of coquille Saint Jacques

: a dish of scallops usually served with a wine sauce

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History and Etymology for coquille Saint Jacques

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 8 May. 2021.

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