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Noun: cockle  kó-kul
  1. Common edible European bivalve
  2. Common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs
Verb: cockle  kó-kul
  1. Stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    - ripple, ruffle, riffle, undulate
  2. To gather something into small wrinkles or folds
    "She cockled her lips";
    - pucker, rumple, crumple, knit

Derived forms: cockling, cockled, cockles

Type of: bivalve, crease, crinkle, crisp, flow, flux, lamellibranch, pelecypod, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, shellfish, wrinkle

Part of: Cardium, Cardium edule, edible cockle, genus Cardium

Encyclopedia: Cockle, James