Origin of whelk1
Definition for whelk (2 of 2)
Origin of whelk2
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The American whelk is somewhat smaller than the British variety, although it attains a length of full three inches.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
They swell in the water, until the yellowish bundle is three times as large as the Whelk that laid it.
The whelk and his cousins know how to bore a hole in the shell, and suck out the helpless Oyster.
One of the best known of these is the whelk, of which one reads in all books of English natural history.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
The theater that he had known was only an excrescence on English life, a whelk or a wen on its reputable bald head.Old Mole|Gilbert Cannan