Etymology

1. whelk

noun. large marine snail much used as food in Europe.

Etymology

  • weoloc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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2. whelk

noun. large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell.

Synonyms

  • seasnail
  • family Buccinidae

Etymology

  • weoloc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. whelk

verb. gather whelk.

Etymology

  • weoloc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word whelk


1. Noun, singular or mass
You can then stick a fork or a toothpick into the cavity of the whelk shell and pull the body all the way out or the shell.

2. Adjective
Dredge each whelk foot in the egg, then in the flour.

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