[syn: winkle, winkle out]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Winkle \Win"kle\, n. [AS. wincle.] (Zool.)
(a) Any periwinkle. --Holland.
(b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the
United States, either of two species of Fulgar (Fulgar
canaliculata, and Fulgar carica).
Note: These are large mollusks which often destroy large
numbers of oysters by drilling their shells and sucking
Sting winkle, a European spinose marine shell (Murex
erinaceus). See Illust. of Murex.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked [syn:
2: edible marine gastropod [syn: periwinkle, winkle]
v 1: emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a
constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
[syn: twinkle, winkle, scintillate]
2: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
[syn: flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle]
3: remove or displace from a position [syn: winkle, winkle