winkle

Primary Meanings of winkle

1.
n
edible marine gastropod
2.
v
gleam or glow intermittently
3.
v
remove or displace from a position
Full Definitions of winkle
1

n edible marine gastropod

Synonyms:
periwinkle
Type of:
seasnail
any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids

n small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked

Synonyms:
periwinkle
Type of:
seafood
edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
2

v gleam or glow intermittently

Synonyms:
blink, flash, twinkle, wink
Types:
flick, flicker
flash intermittently
Type of:
radiate
cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

v emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

Synonyms:
scintillate, twinkle
scintillate
give off
Type of:
beam, shine
emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
3

v remove or displace from a position

Synonyms:
winkle out
Type of:
bring out, get out
take out of a container or enclosed space

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