Definitions for: Cockle

[n] common edible European bivalve mollusk having a rounded shell with radiating ribs
[n] common edible European bivalve
[v] to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
[v] stir up (water) so as to form ripples

Webster (1913) Definition: Coc"kle (k[o^]k"k'l), n. [OE. cockes cockles, AS.
s[=ae]coccas sea cockles, prob, from Celtic; cf. W. cocs
cockles, Gael. cochull husk. Perh. influenced by F. coquille
shell, a dim. from the root of E. conch. Cf. Coach.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the
genus Cardium, especially C. edule, used in Europe for
food; -- sometimes applied to similar shells of other

2. A cockleshell.

3. The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; -- so called by
the Cornish miners. --Raymond.

4. The fire chamber of a furnace. [Eng.] --Knight.

5. A hop-drying kiln; an oast. --Knight.

6. The dome of a heating furnace. --Knight.

Cockle hat, a hat ornamented with a cockleshell, the badge
of a pilgrim. --Shak.

Cockle stairs, winding or spiral stairs.

Coc"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cockled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Cockling.] [Of uncertian origin.]
To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds
of cloth after a wetting.

Cockling sea, waves dashing against each other with a short
and quick motion. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

Coc"kle, n. [AS. coccel, cocel; cf. Gael. cogall tares,
husks, cockle.] (Bot.)
(a) A plant or weed that grows among grain; the corn rose
(Luchnis Githage).
(b) The Lotium, or darnel.

Synonyms: crumple, knit, pucker, riffle, ripple, ruffle, rumple, undulate

See Also: bivalve, Cardium, Cardium edule, Cardium edule, crease, crinkle, crisp, edible cockle, edible cockle, flow, flux, fold, fold up, genus Cardium, lamellibranch, pelecypod, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, shellfish, turn up, wrinkle

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