noun, plural co·quilles [koh-keelz; French kaw-kee-yuh] /koʊˈkilz; French kɔˌki yə/.

  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.


  1. any dish, esp seafood, served in a scallop shellCoquilles St Jacques
  2. a scallop shell, or dish resembling a shell
  3. fencing a bell-shaped hand guard on a foil

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