Whelk tingle
Whelk Whelk (hw[e^]lk), n. [OE. welk, wilk, AS. weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. {Whilk}, and {Wilk}.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Whelk tingle}, a dog whelk. See under {Dog}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • whelk tingle — noun Etymology: whelk (I) : dog whelk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whelk — (hw[e^]lk), n. [OE. welk, wilk, AS. weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. {Whilk}, and {Wilk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to {Buccinum} and allied genera; especially, {Buccinum undatum}, common on the coasts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buccinum undatum — Whelk Whelk (hw[e^]lk), n. [OE. welk, wilk, AS. weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. {Whilk}, and {Wilk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to {Buccinum} and allied genera; especially, {Buccinum undatum}, common on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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