Cockle

Definition of Cockle

Coc´kle   Pronunciation: kǒk´k'l
n.1.(Zool.) A bivalve mollusk, with radiating ribs, of the genus Cardium, especially Cardium edule, used in Europe for food; - sometimes applied to similar shells of other genera.
2.A cockleshell.
3.The mineral black tourmaline or schorl; - so called by the Cornish miners.
4.The fire chamber of a furnace.
5.A hop-drying kiln; an oast.
6.The dome of a heating furnace.
Cockle hat
a hat ornamented with a cockleshell, the badge of a pilgrim.
Cockle stairs
winding or spiral stairs.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting.
[imp. & p. p. Cockled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cockling .]
Cockling sea
waves dashing against each other with a short and quick motion.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
n.1.(Bot.) A plant or weed that grows among grain; the corn rose (Luchnis Githage).

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