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- Any of various edible European bivalve mollusks, of the family Cardiidae, having heart-shaped shells.
- The shell of such a mollusk.
- (in the plural) One’s innermost feelings (only in the expression “the cockles of one’s heart”).
- (directly from French coquille) A wrinkle, pucker
- hence A defect in sheepskin; firm dark nodules caused by the bites of keds on live sheep
any of various edible European bivalve mollusks
the shell of the cockle
one’s innermost feelings
a defect in sheepskin
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- To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting; to pucker.
cockle (plural cockles)
corn cockle — see corn cockle
any of several weeds, such as the corn cockle