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1. Any of various chiefly marine bivalve mollusks of the family Cardiidae, having rounded or heart-shaped shells with radiating ribs.
2. The shell of a cockle.
3. A wrinkle; a pucker.
4. Nautical A cockleshell.
intr. & tr.v. cock·led, cock·ling, cock·lesIdiom:
To become or cause to become wrinkled or puckered.
cockles of (one's) heart
One's innermost feelings: The valentine warmed the cockles of my heart.
[Middle English cokel, from Old French coquille, shell, from Vulgar Latin *cochillia, from Latin conchyllium, from Greek konkhulion, diminutive of konkhē, mussel.]
Any of several weedy plants, especially the corn cockle.
[Middle English cokkel, from Old English coccel, from Medieval Latin *cocculus, diminutive of Latin coccus, kermes berry, from Greek kokkos.]
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1. (Animals) any sand-burrowing bivalve mollusc of the family Cardiidae, esp Cardium edule (edible cockle) of Europe, typically having a rounded shell with radiating ribs
2. (Animals) any of certain similar or related molluscs
3. (Zoology) short for cockleshell1
4. a wrinkle or puckering, as in cloth or paper
5. (Mechanical Engineering) a small furnace or stove
6. cockles of one's heart one's deepest feelings (esp in the phrase warm the cockles of one's heart)
to contract or cause to contract into wrinkles
[C14: from Old French coquille shell, from Latin conchӯlium shellfish, from Greek konkhulion, diminutive of konkhule mussel; see conch]
(Plants) any of several plants, esp the corn cockle, that grow as weeds in cornfields
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n., v. -led, -ling. n.
1. any bivalve mollusk of the family Cardiidae having heart-shaped, usu. radially ribbed valves.
3. a wrinkle or pucker, esp. in fabric.v.t., v.i.
4. to wrinkle or pucker.Idioms:
cockles of one's heart, the place of one's deepest feelings.
[1350–1400; Middle English cokille < Middle French coqille < Latin conchȳlium < Greek konchylion <konchyl(ē) mussel]
any of various weeds of grain fields, as the darnel.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English coccel]
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Any of various bivalve mollusks having rounded or heart-shaped shells with radiating ridges.
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Past participle: cockled
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|Noun||1.||cockle - common edible European bivalve |
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
|2.||cockle - common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs|
bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
|Verb||1.||cockle - stir up (water) so as to form ripples|
|2.||cockle - to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"|
draw - contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
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cockle[ˈkɒkəl] n (= shellfish) → coque f
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cockle[ˈkɒkl] n (shellfish) → cardio
it warmed the cockles of my heart → mi riempì il cuore di gioia
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