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NOUN (2)

1. small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked;
[syn: periwinkle, winkle]

2. edible marine gastropod;
[syn: periwinkle, winkle]


VERB (3)

1. emit or reflect light in a flickering manner;
- Example: "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
[syn: twinkle, winkle, scintillate]

2. gleam or glow intermittently;
- Example: "The lights were flashing"
[syn: flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle]

3. remove or displace from a position;
[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). [1913 Webster] Note: These are large mollusks which often destroy large numbers of oysters by drilling their shells and sucking their blood. [1913 Webster] Sting winkle, a European spinose marine shell (Murex erinaceus). See Illust. of Murex. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

winkle n 1: small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked [syn: periwinkle, winkle] 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 out]