Meaning of coquilles St. Jacques

co•quilles St. Jacques

Pronunciation: (kō-kēl' san zhak', zhäk' Fr. kō-kē-y&supschwa san zhak'), [key]
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  1. an appetizer of minced scallops in a wine and cream sauce topped with grated cheese and browned under a broiler: usually served in scallop shells.
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