[kop-ee-reed-oh-keel; French kaw-kee-yuh]
- any of various seafood or chicken dishes baked with a sauce and usually served in a scallop shell or a shell-shaped serving dish.
- the cooking utensil for baking such dishes, usually a scallop shell or small casserole resembling a shell.
- a cooking utensil, filled with charcoal, for roasting meat on a spit.
- the shell of an escargot.
Origin of coquille
< French: shell (of a mollusk, nut, etc.). See cockle1
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Examples from the Web for coquille
It was only with great difficulty that the Seniavine entered Coquille harbour.
On the 9th of the same month the Coquille anchored at Payta.
“I will not disguise my belief from you that she is the Coquille,” answered the lieutenant.The Missing Ship
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The cattle were soon landed and eating their fill on the rich tract of littoral between Utwé and Coquille.
At length a look of content overspread his face as the Captain said he would not touch the cocoa-nuts in Coquille harbour.
- any dish, esp seafood, served in a scallop shellCoquilles St Jacques
- a scallop shell, or dish resembling a shell
- fencing a bell-shaped hand guard on a foil
French, literally: shell, from Latin conchӯlium mussel; see cockle 1
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