- Obs. a pustule; pimple
- a small, itching elevation of the skin, as from the bite of an insect
Origin of whealMiddle English whele, akin to Old English hwelian, to suppurate
a raised stripe or ridge on the skin, as from a lash of a whip
Origin of whealaltered (based on wheal) from weal
A small swelling on the skin, as from an insect bite, that usually itches or burns.
Origin of whealProbably alteration of wale
- (UK, dialect, Cornish, mining) A mine.
Chiefly appears in the names of mines in Cornwall and Devon.
From Cornish hwel.