[ es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-goh ]

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

Words Nearby escargot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use escargot in a sentence

  • 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 | THE 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


/ French (ɛskarɡo) /

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

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