, n. [OE. whelke, dim. of whele. See Wheal a pustule.]
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1. A papule; a pustule; acne. "His whelks white." Chaucer.
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2. A stripe or mark; a ridge; a wale.
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Chin whelk (Med.), sycosis. -- Rosy whelk (Med.), grog blossom.
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