Sting winkle
Winkle Win"kle, n. [AS. wincle.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any periwinkle. --Holland. (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of {Fulgar} ({Fulgar canaliculata}, and {Fulgar carica}). [1913 Webster]

Note: These are large mollusks which often destroy large numbers of oysters by drilling their shells and sucking their blood. [1913 Webster]

{Sting winkle}, a European spinose marine shell ({Murex erinaceus}). See Illust. of {Murex}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sting winkle — Sting Sting, n. [AS. sting a sting. See {Sting}, v. t.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sting winkle — noun : a spinose marine gastropod mollusk (Tritonalia erinacea) of the family Muricidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sting — Sting, n. [AS. sting a sting. See {Sting}, v. t.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sting moth — Sting Sting, n. [AS. sting a sting. See {Sting}, v. t.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sting ray — Sting Sting, n. [AS. sting a sting. See {Sting}, v. t.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Winkle — Win kle, n. [AS. wincle.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any periwinkle. Holland. (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of {Fulgar} ({Fulgar canaliculata}, and {Fulgar carica}). [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Doratifera vulnerans — Sting Sting, n. [AS. sting a sting. See {Sting}, v. t.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Murex erinaceus — Sting Sting, n. [AS. sting a sting. See {Sting}, v. t.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulgar canaliculata — Winkle Win kle, n. [AS. wincle.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any periwinkle. Holland. (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of {Fulgar} ({Fulgar canaliculata}, and {Fulgar carica}). [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulgar carica — Winkle Win kle, n. [AS. wincle.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any periwinkle. Holland. (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of {Fulgar} ({Fulgar canaliculata}, and {Fulgar carica}). [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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