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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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