coquille

[ kop-ee-reed-oh-keel; French kaw-kee-yuh ]
/ ˈkɒp iˌrid oʊˈkil; French kɔˈki yə /

noun, plural co·quilles [koh-keelz; French kaw-kee-yuh]. /koʊˈkilz; French kɔˌki yə/.

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.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of coquille

<French: shell (of a mollusk, nut, etc.). See cockle1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for coquille

British Dictionary definitions for coquille

coquille
/ (French kɔkij) /

noun

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

Word Origin for coquille

French, literally: shell, from Latin conchӯlium mussel; see cockle 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012