coquille: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kō-kēl' Fr. kô-kē'y&supschwa), [key]
— pl. -quilles
  1. any of various seafood or chicken dishes baked with a sauce and usually served in a scallop shell or a shell-shaped serving dish.
  2. the cooking utensil for baking such dishes, usually a scallop shell or small casserole resembling a shell.
  3. a cooking utensil, filled with charcoal, for roasting meat on a spit.
  4. the shell of an escargot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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