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 for winkle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Winkle \Win"kle\, n. [AS. wincle.] (Zool.)
     (a) Any periwinkle. --Holland.
     (b) Any one of various marine spiral gastropods, esp., in the
         United States, either of two species of Fulgar ({Fulgar
         canaliculata, and Fulgar carica).
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: These are large mollusks which often destroy large
           numbers of oysters by drilling their shells and sucking
           their blood.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Sting winkle, a European spinose marine shell ({Murex
        erinaceus). See Illust. of Murex.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  winkle
      n 1: small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked [syn:
           periwinkle, winkle]
      2: edible marine gastropod [syn: periwinkle, winkle]
      v 1: emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a
           constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
           [syn: twinkle, winkle, scintillate]
      2: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
         [syn: flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle]
      3: remove or displace from a position [syn: winkle, winkle
         out]

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