escargot

noun
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 Smaller plates include classic dishes with a twist, such as escargot croquettes and foie terrine with honey vinegar. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 1 Aug. 2022 Fletcher closes the video by panning to five escargot on the plate. Antonia Debianchi, PEOPLE.com, 7 June 2022 In the video, the couple is dining al fresco as Rodgers de-shells his escargot with special utensils. Antonia Debianchi, PEOPLE.com, 7 June 2022 Expect a cuisine to match, including escargot, nicoise salads, and lobster. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 May 2022 For a fashion label as French as escargot, Balenciaga has mastered American pop culture. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 20 May 2022 Oysters Rockefeller was invented at New Orleans restaurant Antoine’s at the end of the 19th century as an alternative for hard-to-source escargot. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Mar. 2022 Once, in Paris, he was subjected to physical punishment amid a miscommunication over the number of brochette of escargot that were needed. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 Regional delicacies include roast suckling pig, escargot and a rice dish of sausage, vegetables and spices. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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8 Aug 2022

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“Escargot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escargot. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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