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coquille

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

<French: shell (of a mollusk, nut, etc.). See cockle1
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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
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