Meaning of cockle


Pronunciation: (kok'ul), [key]
— n., v., -led, -ling.
  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. the depths of one's emotions or feelings: The happy family scene warmed the cockles of his heart.
  1. to contract into wrinkles; pucker: This paper cockles easily.
  2. to rise in short, irregular waves; ripple: The waves cockled along the shore.
  1. to cause to wrinkle, pucker, or ripple: The wind cockled the water.


Pronunciation: (kok'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. 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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