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noun cock·le \ˈkä-kəl\

Definition of cockle

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

Origin and Etymology of cockle

Middle English, from Old English coccel


First Known Use: before 12th century

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cockle

noun cock·le

Definition of cockle

  1. 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)

  2. 2 :  cockleshell

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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cockle

noun cock·le

Definition of cockle

cockle

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Origin and Etymology of cockle

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


First Known Use: 15th century



COCKLE Defined for Kids

cockle

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noun cock·le \ˈkä-kəl\

Definition of cockle for Students

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



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