whelk

  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

Whelk

A large marine snail that belongs to the mollusk family. The flavorful foot-like muscle is rather tough and must be tenderized by pounding. Look for whelk in Chinese or Italian markets or specialty food stores.
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whelk

[n] - large marine snail much used as food in Europe 2. [n] - large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell 3. [v] - gather whelk
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Whelk

archaic or obsolete terms > Medical: raised lesion on the skin
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Whelk

Whelk noun [ Middle English welk , wilk , Anglo-Saxon weoloc , weloc , wiloc . Confer Whilk , and Wilk .] (Zoology) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum un...
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whelk

<zoology> Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe. Whelk tingle, a dog whelk. See Dog. ... Origin: OE. Welk, wilk, AS. Weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. Whilk, and Wilk. ... 1. A pap...
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whelk

noun large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
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whelk

(hwelk) any of various large ocean-dwelling snails with pointed spiral shells. Some are edible, but others are poisonous.
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Whelk

• (n.) A papule; a pustule; acne. • (n.) A stripe or mark; a ridge; a wale. • (n.) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe.
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whelk

any marine snail of the family Buccinidae (subclass Prosobranchia of the class Gastropoda), or a snail having a similar shell. Some are incorrectly ... [2 related articles]
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Whelk

Whelk is slang for the vagina.
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whelk

whelk, large marine gastropod snail found in temperate waters. The whelk is sometimes eaten, but when food is plentiful, fishermen frequently use it for bait. Whelks are scavengers and carnivores, equipped with an extensible proboscis, tipped with a filelike radula, with which they bore holes throug...
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Whelk

Whelk is a name applied to a number of marine carnivorous gastropoda, though it should be restricted to the species of Buccinum and Fusus. The common whelk of British waters is Buccinum undatum, called 'buckie' in Scotland, which burrows in mud and sand from low water to considerable depths. It is both used as bait and sent to the London market for...
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whelk

Any of various families of large marine snails with a thick spiral shell, especially the family Buccinidae. Whelks are scavengers, and also eat other shellfish. The largest grow to 40 cm/16 in long. Tropical species, such as the conches, can be very colourful
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Whelk

Whelk is a common name that is applied to various kinds of sea snail, many of which have historically been used, or are still used, by humans for food. Although a number of whelks are relatively large and are in the family Buccinidae (the true whelks), the word whelk is also applied to some other marine gastropod mollusc species within several fam...
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Whelk

All species of Buccinum
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Whelk

A small marine snail. Whelks are poached and served hot or cold.
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