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“… included Neville cockle Hugo Dyson Owen …”

meanings of cockle


  1. Any of several field weeds, such as the common corncockle (Agrostemma githago) and darnel ryegrass (Lolium temulentum).
  2. A £10 note; a tenner.
  3. One's innermost feelings (only in the expression “the cockles of one's heart").
  4. The mineral black tourmaline or schorl.
  5. The fire chamber of a furnace.
  6. Any of various edible European bivalve mollusks, of the family Cardiidae, having heart-shaped shells.
  7. The shell of such a mollusk.
  8. The dome of a heating furnace.
  9. A wrinkle, pucker.
  10. A defect in sheepskin; firm dark nodules caused by the bites of keds on live sheep.
  11. A kiln for drying hops; an oast.


  1. To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting; to pucker.