es·​car·​got | \ ˌe-ˌskär-ˈgō How to pronounce escargot (audio) \
plural escargots\ ˌe-​ˌskär-​ˈgō(z) How to pronounce escargot (audio) \

Definition of escargot

: a snail prepared for use as food

Examples of escargot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The European brown garden snail is primarily used for escargot, Vlach said. Leslie Thompson, oregonlive, 28 May 2021 Start with a rich bowl of French onion soup, the escargot and mussel tartine or the roasted oysters with pancetta, panko, fennel pollen and chive fondue., 28 Apr. 2021 Near the novel’s opening, Mozley follows a snail that crawls out of a box of companions who will be boiled into escargot at the restaurant. Sophie Haigney, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2021 Also featured on the menu will be Northwest crab rolls, which are served hot or cold; classic escargot; a crab boil and a version of Astoria Clown Bread. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 23 Sep. 2020 While not permanent menu items, salade lyonnaise with frisee, bacon bits, croutons and a poached egg, along with wood oven-baked escargot with garlic and parsley butter, have guest appetizer spots on the food roster. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, 14 Sep. 2020 But while these escargot are à la mode in Burgundy, another snail tradition endures in the south, near Spain. Emily Monaco, Saveur, 10 May 2019 One of the more recent openings in Greater Cleveland, the restaurant features inside and outdoor dining with dishes like a scrumptious escargot appetizer in a wine-rich glaze. Marc Bona, cleveland, 7 July 2020 As the name suggests, the surf-and-turf restaurant offers a variety of seafood from oysters to Maine lobster escargot. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 4 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of escargot was circa 1892

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9 Jun 2021

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“Escargot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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