dog whelk

dog whelk
noun also dog winkle
: any of certain thick-shelled marine snails: as
b. : any of numerous members of the genus Thais that feed chiefly on other mollusks

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any of several carnivorous, marine gastropods of the family Nassidae. Also called dogwinkle /dawg"wing'keuhl, dog"-/.
[1855-60]

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dog whelk,
a small, marine mud snail.

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n. a predatory marine mollusk that typically occurs on the shore or in shallow waters. Family Nassaridae, class Gastropoda: Nucella and other genera

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  • Dog whelk — Two shells of Nucella lapillus from North Wales Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Dog whelk — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog-whelk — dogˈ whelkˈ noun A gastropod of the genus Nassarius, like a small whelk • • • Main Entry: ↑dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog whelk — any of several carnivorous, marine gastropods of the family Nassidae. Also called dogwinkle /dawg wing keuhl, dog /. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • dog whelk — noun A carnivorous European mollusc, Nucella lapillus, found on rocky coasts. Syn: Atlantic dogwinkle …   Wiktionary

  • dog whelk — noun a predatory marine mollusc found on the shore or in shallow waters. [Nucella and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Whelk — (hw[e^]lk), n. [OE. welk, wilk, AS. weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. {Whilk}, and {Wilk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to {Buccinum} and allied genera; especially, {Buccinum undatum}, common on the coasts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whelk tingle — Whelk Whelk (hw[e^]lk), n. [OE. welk, wilk, AS. weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. {Whilk}, and {Wilk}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to {Buccinum} and allied genera; especially, {Buccinum undatum}, common on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog — (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog ape — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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