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Definition of dog whelk in English:


A predatory marine mollusc that typically occurs on the shore or in shallow waters.
  • Family Nassariidae, 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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