Pronunciation: [koh-KEEL; koh-KEE]
1. French for "shell." 2. A scallop shell or scallop-shaped dish in which various dishes (such as coquilles st. jacques) can be served.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.