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whelk 1

(wĕlk, hwĕlk)
n.
Any of various large marine carnivorous snails chiefly of the family Buccinidae, having a pointed spiral shell, especially the edible species Buccinum undatum of the North Atlantic Ocean.

[Middle English welke, whelke, from Old English weoloc; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

whelk 2

(wĕlk, hwĕlk)
n.
An inflamed swelling, such as a pimple or pustule.

[Middle English whelke, from Old English hwylca; akin to hwelian, to suppurate.]

whelk′y adj.

whelk

(wɛlk)
n
(Animals) any carnivorous marine gastropod mollusc of the family Buccinidae, of coastal waters and intertidal regions, having a strong snail-like shell
[Old English weoloc; related to Middle Dutch willok, Old Norse vil entrails]

whelk

(wɛlk)
n
(Pathology) a raised lesion on the skin; wheal
[Old English hwylca, of obscure origin]
ˈwhelky adj

whelk1

(ʰwɛlk, wɛlk)

n.
any of various medium- to large-sized, spiral-shelled marine gastropods of the family Buccinidae, as Buccinum undatum, used for food.
[before 900; late Middle English, aspirated variant of Middle English welk, Old English weoloc]

whelk2

(ʰwɛlk, wɛlk)

n.
a pimple or pustule.
[before 1000; Middle English whelke, Old English hwylca, hwelca]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whelk - large marine snail much used as food in Europewhelk - large marine snail much used as food in Europe
whelk - large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
2.whelk - large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
seasnail - any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
whelk - large marine snail much used as food in Europe
Verb1.whelk - gather whelk
snail - gather snails; "We went snailing in the summer"

whelk

noun
A ridge or bump raised on the flesh, as by a lash or blow:
Translations

whelk

[welk] Nbuccino m

whelk

hwɛlk ˈwɛlk] nbulot m

whelk

whelk

[wɛlk] n (Zool) → buccino
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