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dog whelk

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noun
any of several carnivorous, marine gastropods of the family Nassidae.
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Also called dog·win·kle [dawg-wing-kuhl, dog-]. /ˈdɔgˌwɪŋ kəl, ˈdɒg-/.

Origin of dog whelk

First recorded in 1855–60
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