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whelk

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

whelkn. [OE. welk, wilk, AS. weoloc, weloc, wiloc. Cf. Whilk, and Wilk.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
Whelk tingle, a dog whelk. See under Dog.
whelkn. [OE. whelke, dim. of whele. See Wheal a pustule.].
  •  A papule; a pustule; acne.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A stripe or mark; a ridge; a wale.  [1913 Webster]
Chin whelk (Med.), sycosis. -- Rosy whelk (Med.), grog blossom.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

whelk, n. any predatory marine gastropod mollusc of the family Buccinidae, esp. the edible kind of the genus Baccinum, having a spiral shell.

whelk, n. a pimple.

Etymology
OE hwylca f. hwelian suppurate

THESAURUS

whelk

Dungeness crab, Japanese crab, abscess, aposteme, bed sore, blain, bleb, blister, blue point, boil, bubo, bulla, bunion, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, chilblain, clam, cold sore, coquillage, crab, crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, eschar, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, furuncle, furunculus, gathering, gumboil, hemorrhoids, kibe, langouste, lesion, limpet, littleneck clam, lobster, mussel, oyster, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, periwinkle, petechia, piles, pimple, pock, polyp, prawn, pustule, quahog, rising, scab, scallop, shellfish, shrimp, snail, soft chancre, soft-shell crab, sore, steamer, stigma, sty, suppuration, swelling, tubercle, ulcer, ulceration, wale, weal, welt, wheal, whelp, whitlow, wound

ROGET THESAURUS

whelk

Blemish

N blemish, disfigurement, deformity, adactylism, flaw, defect, injury, spots on the sun, eyesore, stain, blot, spot, spottiness, speck, speckle, blur, tarnish, smudge, dirt, freckle, mole, macula, patch, blotch, birthmark, blobber lip, blubber lip, blain, maculation, scar, wem, pustule, whelk, excrescence, pimple, pitted, freckled, discolored, imperfect, blobber-lipped, bloodshot, injured.


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