verb (used without object), cock·led, cock·ling.
verb (used with object), cock·led, cock·ling.
Origin of cockle1
Origin of cockle2
Examples from the Web for cockle
Historical Examples of cockle
On further inspection, the money was found to be cockle shells.Welsh Folk-Lore
The paper will be found to cockle the mounts badly in drying.Bromide Printing and Enlarging
John A. Tennant
Dr Cockle had become accustomed to it, but I cannot fancy that it was very pleasant to him.Peter Trawl
W. H. G. Kingston
You take my advice, and try a couple of Cockle's anti-bilious.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
They loved to bind his forehead with the cockle shells that decked their own tresses.Honey-Bee
Word Origin for cockle
type of mollusk, early 14c., from Old French coquille (13c.) "scallop, scallop shell; mother of pearl; a kind of hat," altered (by influence of coque "shell") from Vulgar Latin *conchilia, from Latin conchylium "mussel, shellfish," from Greek konkhylion "little shellfish," from konkhe "mussel, conch." Phrase cockles of the heart (1660s) is perhaps from similar shape, or from Latin corculum, diminutive of cor "heart."
flowering weed that grows in wheat fields, Old English coccel "darnel," used in Middle English to translate the Bible word now usually given as tares (see tare (n.1)). It is in no other Germanic language and may be from a diminutive of Latin coccus "grain, berry."