dog whelk

noun

variants or less commonly dog winkle
: any of certain thick-shelled marine snails: such as
b
: any of numerous members of the genus Thais that feed chiefly on other mollusks

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dog whelk was in 1825

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“Dog whelk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20whelk. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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