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]

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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  • 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

  • Murex erinaceus — 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

  • 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]… …   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

  • winkle — noun a) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, especially, in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (F. canaliculata and F. carica). b) (childrens slang) The penis, especially that of a boy rather than that of a man …   Wiktionary

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