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cock•le



Pronunciation: (kok'ul), [key]
n., v., -led, -ling.


n.
1. any bivalve mollusk of the genus Cardium, having somewhat heart-shaped, radially ribbed valves, esp. C. edule, the common edible species of Europe.
2. any of various allied or similar mollusks.
3. cockleshell (defs. 1, 2).
4. a wrinkle; pucker: a cockle in fabric.
5. a small, crisp candy of sugar and flour, bearing a motto.
6. cockles of one's heart, the depths of one's emotions or feelings: The happy family scene warmed the cockles of his heart.

v.i.
1. to contract into wrinkles; pucker: This paper cockles easily.
2. to rise in short, irregular waves; ripple: The waves cockled along the shore.

v.t.
to cause to wrinkle, pucker, or ripple: The wind cockled the water.

cock•le



Pronunciation: (kok'ul), [key]
n.
a weed, as the darnel Lolium temulentum, or rye grass, L. perenne.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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