Definitions of cockle
  1. noun
    common edible European bivalve
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    type of:
    meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
  2. noun
    common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs
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    Cardium edule, edible cockle
    common edible European cockle
    type of:
    bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod
    marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
  3. verb
    stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    synonyms: riffle, ripple, ruffle, undulate
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    type of:
    flow, flux
    move or progress freely as if in a stream
  4. verb
    to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
    synonyms: crumple, knit, pucker, rumple
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    type of:
    crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
    make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
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