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whelk Tweet Definition of whelk Like Definition of whelk on Facebook
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  1. Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera, and much used as food in Europe.
whorl Tweet Definition of whorl Like Definition of whorl on Facebook
noun
  1. A pattern of concentric circles.
  2. (botany) A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
  3. (zoology) A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
  4. (archaic) A flywheel, a weight attached to a spindle, cf. 1460.
whorled Tweet Definition of whorled Like Definition of whorled on Facebook
adjective
  1. formed from whorls; having whorls
wolf spider Tweet Definition of wolf spider Like Definition of wolf spider on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several spiders, of the family Lycosidae, that are known for stalking their prey on the ground and not building webs.
woodworm Tweet Definition of woodworm Like Definition of woodworm on Facebook
noun (pluralwoodworms)
  1. A beetle larva that bores into wood.

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