dog cockle

noun

Definition of dog cockle 

: 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

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1772, in the meaning defined above

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