Definition of dog cockle in English:

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dog cockle

noun

A burrowing bivalve mollusk that has a highly convex, almost spherical, shell.
  • Family Glycimeridae: many species, including the European Glycymeris glycymeris
Example sentences
  • Note the brown colour of the dog cockles, indicating that the sand is polluted by mud.
  • Coarse gravels and sands are home to sea-cucumbers and dog cockles, largely buried for protection, and tough sea-mats, able to withstand the scouring of water-borne sand.
  • Further north in the lough the waters slow and coarse submarine sand dunes are inhabited by a type of sea-cucumber and dog cockles.

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Syllabification: dog cock·le

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