- an edible snail.
Examples from the Web for escargot
As guests nibbled on escargot and lamb chops at the newly renovated Jefferson Hotel, Reagan sought to explain his iconic father.Ron Reagan Goes on Defense
January 25, 2011
The escargot is found chiefly in the wine countries, especially Burgundy, where it feeds on the leaves of the vine.Old and New Paris, v. 2
Henry Sutherland Edwards
- a variety of edible snail, usually eaten with a sauce made of melted butter and garlic
Word Origin and History for escargot
"edible snail," 1892, from French escargot, from Old French escargole (14c.), from Provençal escaragol, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *coculium, from classical Latin conchylium "edible shellfish" (see cockle). The form of the word in Provençal and French seems to have been influenced by words related to scarab.