- any of a family (Cardiidae) of edible, marine bivalve mollusks with two heart-shaped, radially ridged shells
- a cockleshell
- a wrinkle; pucker
ME cokel < OFr coquille, a blister, shell, cockle, altered (infl. by coq, cock) < L conchylium < Gr konchylion, shellfish < konchē: see conch
intransitive verb, transitive verb cockled, cockling
to wrinkle; pucker
Fr coquiller < the n.