dog cockle

noun

: any of certain marine bivalve mollusks (family Glycymeridae) having substantial rounded shells with dark velvety periostraca and prominent hinge teeth, a crescentic foot, and an open mantle and living chiefly on the bottom of warm seas

Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dog cockle was in 1772

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“Dog cockle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20cockle. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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