cockles of the heart

noun phrase

Definition of cockles of the heart

: the core of one's being usually used in the phrase warm the cockles of the heart

First Known Use of cockles of the heart

1671, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cockles of the heart

perhaps from cockle entry 2

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“Cockles of the heart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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