Dictionary.com

whelked

[ welkt, hwelkt ]
/ wɛlkt, ʰwɛlkt /
Save This Word!

adjective
ridged like the shell of a snail: a whelked horn.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of whelked

First recorded in 1550–60; whelk1 + -ed3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
FEEDBACK