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  • n. A trimming of cock feathers on a woman's hat.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The hoopoe, which the French absurdly call coq de montagne, also trotted by the path-side without timidity; and the butcher-bird impudently reviewed the caravan from its vantage-ground, a commanding tree.

    The Land of Midian

  • These have been explained as Fr. beau coq, which is possible, and meek cock, which is absurd.

    The Romance of Names

  • There's a classic French recipe called coq au vin that is traditionally made with a rooster

    NPR Topics: News

  • There's a classic French recipe called coq au vin that is traditionally made with a rooster (coq) past its prime that is braised in red wine.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Plunked down beside a sport field, this brasserie offers an inviting ambience and French staples such as coq au vin, bouillabaisse and raclette (an Alpine cheese dish).

    Stars and Stripes

  • LOWER EAST SIDE - Broadway East, the year old one-time vegetarian restaurant, has hired former Mas sous chef (their third chef in a year) Gavin Mills to add some more meat to the menu: "Although he won't be using red meat ... he's been given free rein elsewhere, hence appetizers such as coq au vin ravioli similar to the ones at Mas, and entrées such as a roasted Long Island duck breast."

    Eater

  • Granted, tobacco complements some of the heartier country-style dishes-such as coq au vin or beef bourguignon-though not between bites.

    Dallas Observer | Complete Issue

  • So if Dad wants to perfect his coq au vin at the French Cuisine Boot Camp offered by the Culinary Institute of America—an institution that meets the criteria—it may be worth consulting with a tax adviser to see if the $2,095 tuition could be pulled out of a 529 fund.

    Not Just Kid Stuff: Why Mom Might Want a 529 Plan, Too

  • Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal Café au lait And on a petite chalkboard are daily menu options that change frequently, but coq au vin and escarole salad are recurring items.

    Changing French Scene

  • My darlin French wife tells me these tough-assed chickens make great coq au vin as the secret to success is lengthy stewing and the red wine and pehaps a bit of cognac.

    Free Range Chickens

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