Definition of Whelk

1. Noun. Large marine snail much used as food in Europe.

Generic synonyms: Seafood



2. Verb. Gather whelk. "In the summer they like to go out and whelk"
Generic synonyms: Snail

3. Noun. Large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell.
Generic synonyms: Seasnail
Group relationships: Buccinidae, Family Buccinidae

Definition of Whelk

1. n. Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe.

2. n. A papule; a pustule; acne.

3. n. Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe.

4. n. A papule; a pustule; acne.

Definition of Whelk

1. Noun. An edible sea snail. Formally, any one of numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to ''Buccinum'' and allied genera, and much used as food in Europe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Whelk

1. a pustule [n -S] - See also: pustule

Medical Definition of Whelk

1. Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe. Whelk tingle, a dog whelk. See Dog. Origin: OE. Welk, wilk, AS. Weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. Whilk, and Wilk. 1. A papule; a pustule; acne. "His whelks white." 2. A stripe or mark; a ridge; a wale. Chin whelk, grog blossom. Origin: OE. Whelke, dim. Of whele. See Wheal a pustule. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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