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

Definition of escargot

: a snail prepared for use as food

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Creative, adventurous, calling-to-the-classics, with executions that range from high-low (caviar and tater tots, and a bernaise-bursting burger) to mainly high (escargot-stuffed marrow bone and local clams stuffed with deviled crab). Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 The steak tartare is perfectly cut with mushroom duxelles and piquant aioli, and the escargots are buttery and tender, never chewy. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Best Restaurants in Boston," 16 July 2018 Sip French 75s between a starter of Burgundy escargot and a finale of flaming cotton candy. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "The Best Bars and Clubs to Meet a Rich Husband," 3 Dec. 2014 This menu that plays enthusiastically to the familiar French canon from the escargots to boeuf bourgignon. Craig Laban,, "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,, "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,, "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

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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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