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whelk 1(wĕlk, hwĕlk)
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.
whelk 2(wĕlk, hwĕlk)
An inflamed swelling, such as a pimple or pustule.
[Middle English whelke, from Old English hwylca; akin to hwelian, to suppurate.]
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(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]
(Pathology) a raised lesion on the skin; wheal
[Old English hwylca, of obscure origin]
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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]
a pimple or pustule.
[before 1000; Middle English whelke, Old English hwylca, hwelca]
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|Noun||1.||whelk - 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
|Verb||1.||whelk - gather whelk|
snail - gather snails; "We went snailing in the summer"
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whelk[welk] N → buccino m
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whelk[ˈhwɛlk ˈwɛlk] n → bulot m
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n → Wellhornschnecke f
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whelk[wɛlk] n (Zool) → buccino
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