- 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
Origin of whealaltered (based on wheal) from weal
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.