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

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  1. escargot, snail(noun)

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


  1. escargot(n.)

    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.

  2. Origin: [F. snail.]


  1. escargot(Noun)

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

  2. escargot(Noun)

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

  3. Origin: From the French


  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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