escargot

noun
es·car·got | \ˌe-ˌskär-ˈgō \
plural escargots\ˌe-ˌskär-ˈgō(z) \

Definition of escargot 

: a snail prepared for use as food

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This menu that plays enthusiastically to the familiar French canon from the escargots to boeuf bourgignon. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018 Hors d’oeuvres might include Russian caviar with potato blinis, quail or escargot terrine, and entrees might feature Texas antelope and filet mignon. Katherine Rodeghier, chicagotribune.com, "Midwest eats: Spice up your meal by dining in one of these repurposed restaurants," 26 June 2018 The standout signature dish is the St. Patrick, created when a customer saw a waiter serving escargot in traditional Burgundian fashion, and asked them to sub Gulf shrimp for snails. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Great American restaurants where presidents have dined," 15 Feb. 2018 The inventive menu, created with beer pairings in mind, includes starters such as escargot, beer cheese, duck confit nachos and roasted bone marrow, as well as pub fare such as poutine and steak and frites. Katherine Rodeghier, chicagotribune.com, "Midwest eats: Spice up your meal by dining in one of these repurposed restaurants," 26 June 2018 Diners sit elbow-to-elbow in rows of ruby red leather banquettes or wooden bistro chairs, chatting over generous portions of beef bourguignon and escargots dressed in parsley butter. Lindsey Tramuta, New York Times, "At a Nostalgic Paris Restaurant, Food Takes a Back Seat to Fun," 16 June 2018 No one likes to eat cold escargots à la Bourguignonne. Alessandra Potenza, The Verge, "A short history of Scott Pruitt’s scandals from the big to the bizarre," 11 June 2018 There will be hors d'oeuvres — finger foods like the equivalent of garlicky fried escargot — and appetizers such as a vegetarian version of French onion soup and veal tartare drizzled with hot schmaltz. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As Fauntleroy, Coquette space in Milwaukee's Third Ward will stay French but add '70s rock," 24 May 2018 Another wonderful loaf accompanied the escargots appetizer. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Downtown gets a new French accent from Chez Hugo bistro," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of escargot

circa 1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for escargot

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

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