- Any of various edible European bivalve mollusks, of the family Cardiidae, having heart-shaped shells.
- The shell of the cockle.
- A defect in sheepskin; firm dark nodules caused by the bites of keds on live sheep
- (plural) One"s innermost feelings (only in the expression "the cockles of one"s heart").
- Dutch: hartschelpen
- German: Herzmuscheln
- Spanish: berberecho
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