Definition of pectuncle in English:

pectuncle

noun

rare
  • A cockle.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From classical Latin pectunculus small scallop from pectin-, pecten scallop + -culus; compare -cle.

Pronunciation

pectuncle

/ˈpɛkˌtʌŋkl/