Definitions

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  • n. Cooked land snails, usually served as an appetizer or starter

Etymologies

From French escargot ("snail") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Old Town bistro will be offering a select menu featuring favorites from its regular menu such as escargots, Brie tart, and rack of lamb as well as New Year's specials.

    Chicago Reader

  • Her menu aims higher than the word bistro suggests but includes many dishes you might expect such as escargots, onion soup, bouillabaisse, daube of beef, rack of lamb with thyme-scented jus and tarte Tatin.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Here diners are treated to European classics such as escargots in garlic butter, moules marinière, steak frites, and paella, all at shamefully reasonable prices.

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  • "escargots" a traditional Lebanese dish, and we're going to sue the hell out of the French for robbing us.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • Eventually, during a trip to Paris, I was coerced by the garlicky perfume emerging from my brother's appetizer of escargots as the French call the edible land-based ones, and I caved.

    Snails Quicken Their Culinary Pace

  • When I was a baby I liked to eat escargots with butter and garlic, avocado, brains and sardines.

    Karine Bakhoum: Why Put Off for Tomarrow What You Can Eat Today?

  • Lunch menu €58; tasting menus €80, €120 and €150; à la carte €90Since most of Paris's storied brasseries are now owned by corporate chains and serve wiltingly mediocre food, it's a pleasure to head to one of the last remaining independent ones in a quiet corner of the silk-stocking 16th arrondissement for a fine feed of such well-prepared French classics as onion soup, escargots, sole meunière, steak tartare, roast lamb and other Gallic standards.

    10 of the best restaurants in Paris

  • It was particularly known for cashew butter escargots.

    Mary Rose: Melting Pot Musings

  • But a friend had told me about a 700-year old rickety cottage across the bridge in Saint Germain, that served the best steak tartare and escargots in town.

    Louise Roe: Playing Princess In Paris: My 24 Hours At The Plaza Athenee

  • I made my way up to garcon, where I learned to parlez-vous with customers along the lines of “Eighty-six on the escargots, lady.”

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