Definitions of whelk
  1. noun
    large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
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    type of:
    any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
  2. noun
    large marine snail much used as food in Europe
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    type of:
    edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
  3. verb
    gather whelk
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    type of:
    gather snails
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