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ɛs karˈgoʊ; Eng. ˌɛs kɑrˈgoʊ; -ˈgoʊ; Eng. -ˈgoʊzes·car·got

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  1. escargot, snailnoun

    edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic


  1. escargotnoun

    any edible terrestrial snail prepared as food; as a dish, it is usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic.


  1. escargotnoun

    A dish, commonly associated with French cuisine, consisting of edible snails.

  2. escargotnoun

    A snail (often Helix pomatia) used in preparation of the dish of the same name.

  3. Etymology: From the French


  1. escargot

    Snails are considered edible in many areas such as the Mediterranean region, Africa, or Southeast Asia, while in other cultures, snails are seen as a taboo food. In American English, edible land snails are also called escargot, taken from the French word for 'snail,' and the production of snails for consumption is called snail farming or heliciculture. Snails as a food date back to ancient times, with numerous cultures worldwide having traditions and practices that attest to their consumption. The snails are collected after the rains and are put to "purge" (fasting). In the past, the consumption of snails had a marked seasonality, from April to June. However, thanks to snail breeding techniques, today they are available all year round. Heliciculture occurs mainly in Spain, France, and Italy, which are also the countries with the greatest culinary tradition of the snail. Although throughout history the snail has had little value in the kitchen because it is considered "poverty food", in recent times it can be classified as a delicacy thanks to the appreciation given to it by haute cuisine chefs.


  1. escargot

    Escargot is a dish of cooked land snails, typically served as an appetizer in French cuisine. The word "escargot" is French for "snail." The snails are usually prepared with garlic, butter, and parsley, and are often served in their shells.


  1. Escargot

    Escargot is a dish of cooked land snails, usually served as an appetizer in France and in French restaurants. The word is also sometimes applied to the living snails of those species which are commonly eaten in this way. Escargot, IPA, is the French word for snail. It is related to Occitan escagaròl and Catalan cargol, which, in turn, may derive from a pre-Roman word *karakauseli. Similarly, Spanish and Portuguese use the term caracol. Not all species of land snail are equally edible, and many are too small to make it worthwhile to prepare and cook them. Even among the edible species, the palatability of the flesh varies from species to species. In France, the species Helix pomatia is most often eaten. The "petit-gris" Helix aspersa is also eaten, as is Helix lucorum. Several additional species, such as Elona quimperiana, are popular in Europe; see heliciculture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of escargot in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of escargot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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