Wheal meaning

wēl, hwēl
A small swelling on the skin, as from an insect bite, that usually itches or burns.
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(obs.) A pustule; pimple.
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A small, itching elevation of the skin, as from the bite of an insect.
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A raised stripe or ridge on the skin, as from a lash of a whip.
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A small swelling on the skin, as from an insect bite, that usually itches or burns.
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A small raised swelling on the skin, often itchy, caused by a blow from a whip or an insect bite etc.
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(UK, dialect, Cornish, mining) A mine.
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Origin of wheal

  • Probably alteration of wale

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Cornish hwel.

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare wale.

    From Wiktionary