[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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Then Clementine returned to the consideration of the lace in coquilles for her new evening dress.Winter Evening Tales
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- 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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