One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A predatory marine mollusc that typically occurs on the shore or in shallow waters.
Family Nassariidae, class Gastropoda: Nucella and other genera
- ‘Excavations found a rough stone chamber-like feature towards the east end with a female burial, bones from various other individuals, and a necklace of dog whelk shells.’
- ‘The scientist looked at imposex in the dog whelk, a common snail along the coast of New South Wales.’
- ‘Lermond distributed mementoes which featured a picture of the dog whelk.’
- ‘Perforated cowrie shell beads and a boar's tusk - both interpreted as items of jewellery - were found at Sand with lumps of ochre and a type of dog whelk which produces a purple dye.’
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