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cockle

cock·le

cockle

 
pronunciation:
ka kl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
cockles of one's heart
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a number of round or heart-shaped, often edible, mollusks with two hinged shells.
definition 2: the ribbed shell of a cockle.
definition 3: a crinkle or irregular gathering; wrinkle.
similar words:
pucker, rumple
phrase: cockles of one's heart
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cockled, cockles, cockling
definition: to become wrinkled as the result of being drawn together.
similar words:
rumple
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to crinkle, wrinkle, or gather irregularly; pucker.
similar words:
rumple
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  invertebrate, mollusk