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King James Dictionary
COCKLE, n. A plant or weed that grows among corn, the cornrose, a species of Agrostemma. It is also applied to the Lolium or darnel.
1. A small testaceous shell or rather a genus of shells, the Cardium. The general characteristics are shells nearly equilateral and equivalvular hinge with two small teeth, one on each side near the beak, and two larger remote lateral teeth, one on each side prominent ribs running from the hinge to the edge of the valve.
2. A mineral a name given by the Cornish miners to shirl or shorl.
3. A young cock.
COCKLE, or t. To contract into wrinkles to shrink, pucker, or wrinkle, as cloth.
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