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n. pl. es·car·gots (-gō′)
An edible snail, especially one prepared as an appetizer or entrée.

[French, from Old French escargol, from Old Provençal escaragol, probably from variant of dialectal escarabol (perhaps influenced by Occitan cagarol, caragol, snail), from Latin scarabaeus, beetle; see scarab.]


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


(ɛs karˈgoʊ; Eng. ˌɛs kɑrˈgoʊ)

n., pl. -gots (-ˈgoʊ; Eng. -ˈgoʊz)
an edible snail.
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Noun1.escargot - edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlicescargot - edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
edible snail, Helix pomatia - one of the chief edible snails
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
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We stayed on in France for a true French delicacy next - a platter of Escargots a la Bourguignonne (Dh79) or snails served with shells stuffed with butter, garlic, shallots and parsley.
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Snail farming is now booming, with grow-your-own enthusiasts adding escargots to their burgeoning smallholder collection of home-grown and home-reared livestock.
La production en captivite de petits gibiers tels que la grenouille, les rongeurs, le cobaye et particulierement les escargots a ete instituee pour permettre, d'une part, l'exploitation controlee d'especes animales locales et d'autre part, la sauvegarde d'especes surexploitees pour divers usages humains, dans le respect de l'environnement.
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Mushrooms, shiitakes this time, played a prominent role in my starter, too, which featured sweet and tender escargots bathed in a dreamy roasted garlic sauce spiked with thyme and served with big crisp croutons worthy of the sauce.
This is why many diners venture to the west end venue where they can sample classique escargots de bourguignonne classic baked snails in the shell with garlic butter or grenouilles frites and frog legs, pan fried and served with parsley and lemon.
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