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Definition of winkle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

winkle

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɪŋkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪŋkl//
 
Invertebrates
 
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(British English) (also periwinkle North American English, British English) a small shellfish, like a snail, that can be eaten See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin late 16th cent.: shortening of periwinkle sense 2.