Etymology
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escargot (n.)

"edible snail," 1892, from French escargot, from Old French escargol "snail" (14c.), from Provençal escaragol, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *coculium, from classical Latin conchylium "edible shellfish, oyster" (see cockle (n.1)). The form of the word in Provençal and French seems to have been influenced by words related to scarab.

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Definitions of escargot

escargot (n.)
edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic;
Synonyms: snail
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