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winkle

Definitions of winkle
  1. noun
    edible marine gastropod
    synonyms: periwinkle
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    type of:
    seasnail
    any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
  2. noun
    small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
    synonyms: periwinkle
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    type of:
    seafood
    edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
  3. verb
    gleam or glow intermittently
    synonyms: blink, flash, twinkle, wink
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    types:
    flick, flicker
    flash intermittently
    type of:
    radiate
    cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
  4. verb
    emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
    synonyms: scintillate, twinkle
    scintillate
    give off
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    type of:
    beam, shine
    emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
  5. verb
    remove or displace from a position
    synonyms: winkle out
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    type of:
    bring out, get out
    take out of a container or enclosed space
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