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coquille

[ kop-ee-reed-oh-keel; French kaw-kee-yuh ]

noun

, plural co·quilles [koh-, keelz, kaw-kee-y, uh].
  1. any of various seafood or chicken dishes baked with a sauce and usually served in a scallop shell or a shell-shaped serving dish.
  2. the cooking utensil for baking such dishes, usually a scallop shell or small casserole resembling a shell.
  3. a cooking utensil, filled with charcoal, for roasting meat on a spit.
  4. the shell of an escargot.


coquille

/ kɔkij /

noun

  1. any dish, esp seafood, served in a scallop shell

    Coquilles St Jacques

  2. a scallop shell, or dish resembling a shell
  3. fencing a bell-shaped hand guard on a foil


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coquille1

< French: shell (of a mollusk, nut, etc.). See cockle 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of coquille1

French, literally: shell, from Latin conchӯlium mussel; see cockle 1
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Example Sentences

Described in the Voyage de la Coquille, and represented as a molluscous animal destitute of a shell.

And I remember recording a mental note of Margerys fondness for sweetbreads en coquille.

Sur la division des Mollusques acéphalés conchylifères et sur un nouveau genre de coquille appartenant à cette division.

Still the Coquille—for that such she was very little doubt existed—kept creeping up.

The two vessels stood on; the Ouzel Galley was rapidly approaching the land, while the Coquille was getting further from it.

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