Definition of dog whelk in English:

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dog whelk


A predatory marine mollusk that typically occurs on the shore or in shallow waters.
  • Family Nassaridae, class Gastropoda: Nucella and other genera.
Example sentences
  • Lermond distributed mementoes which featured a picture of the dog whelk.
  • The scientist looked at imposex in the dog whelk, a common snail along the coast of New South Wales.
  • Perforated cowrie shell beads and a boar's tusk - both interpreted as items of jewellery - were found at Sand with lumps of ochre and a type of dog whelk which produces a purple dye.

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