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cockle

noun cock·le \ ˈkä-kəl \

Definition of cockle

:any of several weedy plants of the pink family; especially :corn cockle

Origin and Etymology of cockle

Middle English, from Old English coccel

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cockle

noun

Definition of cockle

1 :any of various chiefly marine bivalve mollusks (family Cardiidae) having a shell with convex radially ribbed valves; especially :a common edible European bivalve (Cerastoderma edule synonym Cardium edule)

Origin and Etymology of cockle

Middle English cokille, from Medieval French coquille shell, modification of Latin conchylia, plural of conchylium, from Greek konchylion, from konchē conch


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cockle

noun

Definition of cockle

cockle

verb

Origin and Etymology of cockle

Middle English kokell, ultimately from Medieval French coquillé wavy or rounded like a shell, from coquille



COCKLE Defined for Kids

cockle

noun cock·le \ ˈkä-kəl \

Definition of cockle for Students

:an edible shellfish with a shell that has two parts and is shaped like a heart


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