An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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ESCARGOT   Common name for SNAILS, typically of the genus Helix (often H. pomatia, but also H. aspersa and H. lucorum), which are an epicurean delicacy cooked in a garlic and butter sauce and served as an appetizer.

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