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dog whelk

noun
  1. any of several carnivorous, marine gastropods of the family Nassidae.
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Origin of dog whelk

First recorded in 1855–60
Also called dog·win·kle [dawg-wing-kuh l, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌwɪŋ kəl, ˈdɒg-/.
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