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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell; Large marine snail much used as food in Europe v. - Gather large marine gastropods.

Usage examples (35)
  • Algal turfs are grown on screens and then fed to herbivores such as whelk, parrotfish, and crab.
  • Many not fit to run a whelk stall cf Dave Cameron.
  • A whelk, a murex, an olive; shells washed past his feet.
  • "What's a whelk got to do with a supernova?" said Arthur. for more
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