Winkle

Win"kle

(?), n. [AS. wincle.] (Zol.) (a) Any periwinkle. Holland. (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the United States, either of two species of Fulgar (Fulgar canaliculata, and Fulgar carica).
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These are large mollusks which often destroy large numbers of oysters by drilling their shells and sucking their blood.
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Sting winkle, a European spinose marine shell (Murex erinaceus). See Illust. of Murex.
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