escargot

[ es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-goh ]
/ ɛs karˈgoʊ; English ˌɛs kɑrˈgoʊ /

noun, plural es·car·gots [es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-gohz]. /ɛs karˈgoʊ; English ˌɛs kɑrˈgoʊz/. French.

an edible snail.

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Example sentences 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|Eleanor Clift|January 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for escargot

escargot
/ French (ɛskarɡo) /

noun

a variety of edible snail, usually eaten with a sauce made of melted butter and garlic
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