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Meaning of COCKLE

Pronunciation:  'kâkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  common edible European bivalve mollusk having a rounded shell with radiating ribs
  2. [n]  common edible European bivalve
  3. [v]  to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
  4. [v]  stir up (water) so as to form ripples

COCKLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crumple, knit, pucker, riffle, ripple, ruffle, rumple, undulate
 See Also: bivalve, Cardium, Cardium edule, Cardium edule, crease, crinkle, crisp, edible cockle, edible cockle, flow, flux, fold, fold up, genus Cardium, lamellibranch, pelecypod, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, shellfish, turn up, wrinkle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Coc"kle\ (k[o^]k"k'l), n. [OE. cockes cockles, AS.
    s[=ae]coccas sea cockles, prob, from Celtic; cf. W. cocs
    cockles, Gael. cochull husk. Perh. influenced by F. coquille
    shell, a dim. from the root of E. conch. Cf. {Coach}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the
       genus {Cardium}, especially {C. edule}, used in Europe for
       food; -- sometimes applied to similar shells of other
    2. A cockleshell.
    3. The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; -- so called by
       the Cornish miners. --Raymond.
    4. The fire chamber of a furnace. [Eng.] --Knight.
    5. A hop-drying kiln; an oast. --Knight.
    6. The dome of a heating furnace. --Knight.
    {Cockle hat}, a hat ornamented with a cockleshell, the badge
       of a pilgrim. --Shak.
    {Cockle stairs}, winding or spiral stairs.
  2. \Coc"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cockled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Cockling}.] [Of uncertian origin.]
    To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds
    of cloth after a wetting.
    {Cockling sea}, waves dashing against each other with a short
       and quick motion. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
  3. \Coc"kle\, n. [AS. coccel, cocel; cf. Gael. cogall tares,
    husks, cockle.] (Bot.)
    (a) A plant or weed that grows among grain; the corn rose
        ({Luchnis Githage}).
    (b) The {Lotium}, or darnel.
Easton Bible Dictionary

occurs only in Job 31:40 (marg., "noisome weeds"), where it is the rendering of a Hebrew word (b'oshah) which means "offensive," "having a bad smell," referring to some weed perhaps which has an unpleasant odour. Or it may be regarded as simply any noisome weed, such as the "tares" or darnel of Matt. 13:30. In Isa. 5:2, 4 the plural form is rendered "wild grapes."

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: cocker, corrugate, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crumple, dimple, fret, furrow, knit, knot, pucker, purse, ridge, rimple, ripple, ruck, ruckle, rumple, shirr, wimple, wrinkle