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Noun: whelk  welk
  1. Large marine snail much used as food in Europe
     
  2. Large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
Verb: whelk  welk
  1. Gather whelk

Derived forms: whelked, whelking, whelks

Type of: seafood, seasnail, snail

Part of: Buccinidae, family Buccinidae

Encyclopedia: Whelk