1 a any edible mollusc of the genus Cardium, having a chubby ribbed bivalve shell. b its shell.
2 (in full cockle-shell) a small shallow boat.
warm the cockles of one's heart make one contented; be satisfying.
1 any of various plants, esp. the pink-flowered corn-cockle, Agrostemma githago, growing among corn, esp. wheat.
2 a disease of wheat that turns the grains black.
cockle, v. & n.
1 intr. pucker, wrinkle.
2 tr. cause to cockle.
--n. a pucker or wrinkle in paper, glass, etc.
F coquiller blister (bread in cooking) f. coquille: see COCKLE(1)
cocker, corrugate, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crumple, dimple, fret, furrow, knit, knot, pucker, purse, ridge, rimple, ripple, ruck, ruckle, rumple, shirr, wimple, wrinkle
caress, fondle, pet, dandle, pat, pat on the head, pat on the cheek, chuck under the chin, smile upon, coax, wheedle, cosset, coddle, cocker, cockle
, make of, make much of, cherish, foster, kill with kindness, clasp, hug, cuddle, fold in one's arms, strain in one's arms, nestle, nuzzle, embrace, kiss, buss, smack, blow a kiss, salute, fold to the heart, press to the bosom, bill and coo, spoon, toy, dally, flirt, coquet, gallivant, galavant, philander, make love, pay one's court to, pay one's addresses to, pay one's attentions to, serenade, court, woo, set one's cap at, be sweet upon, look sweet upon, ogle, cast sheep's eyes upon, faire les yeux doux, fall in love with, win the affections, die for, propose, make an offer, have an offer, pop the question, plight one's troth, plight one's faith.