Co*quille" (kO*kEl"; F. kO`kE"y'), n. [F.]

Lit., a shell; hence:

(a)

A shell or shell-like dish or mold in which viands are served.

(b)

The expansion of the guard of a sword, dagger, etc.

(c)

A form of ruching used as a dress trimming or for neckwear, and named from the manner in which it is gathered or fulled.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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