whelk


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whelk \Whelk\ (hw[e^]lk), n. [OE. welk, wilk, AS. weoloc, weloc,
   wiloc. Cf. Whilk, and Wilk.] (Zool.)
   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 tingle, a dog whelk. See under Dog.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Whelk \Whelk\, n. [OE. whelke, dim. of whele. See Wheal a
   pustule.]
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   1. A papule; a pustule; acne. "His whelks white." --Chaucer.
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   2. A stripe or mark; a ridge; a wale.
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   Chin whelk (Med.), sycosis.

   Rosy whelk (Med.), grog blossom.
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