dog whelk

variants: or less commonly dog winkle

Definition of dog whelk

: any of certain thick-shelled marine snails: such as
b : any of numerous members of the genus Thais that feed chiefly on other mollusks

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1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Dog whelk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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