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English noun: cockle

1. cockle (food) common edible European bivalve

Broader (hypernym)shellfish

Part meronymCardium edule, edible cockle

2. cockle (animal) common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs

Broader (hypernym)bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod

Narrower (hyponym)Cardium edule, edible cockle

Member meronymCardium, genus Cardium

English verb: cockle

1. cockle (motion) stir up (water) so as to form ripples

Synonymsriffle, ripple, ruffle, undulate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)flow, flux

Entailfold, fold up, turn up

2. cockle (contact) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

SamplesShe puckered her lips.

Synonymscrumple, knit, pucker, rumple

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle

Verb groupdraw

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