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dog whelk

noun
1.
any of several carnivorous, marine gastropods of the family Nassidae.
Also called dogwinkle
[dawg-wing-kuh l, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌwɪŋ kəl, ˈdɒg-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of dog whelk
1855-1860
1855-60
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