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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Occurs only in Job 31:40 (marg., "noisome weeds"), where it is the rendering of a Hebrew word (b'oshah) which means "offensive," "having a bad smell," referring to some weed perhaps which has an unpleasant odour. Or it may be regarded as simply any noisome weed, such as the "tares" or darnel of Matthew 13:30. In Isaiah 5:2, 4 the plural form is rendered "wild grapes."

Naves Topical Index

A general term for obnoxious plants.
Job 31:40

Smith's Bible Dictionary

probably signifies bad weeds or fruit. (Job 31:40)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COCKLE, noun A plant or weed that grows among corn, the cornrose, a species of Agrostemma. It is also applied to the Lolium or darnel.

COCKLE, noun

1. A small testaceous shell; or rather a genus of shells, the Cardium. The general characteristics are; shells nearly equilateral and equivalvular; hinge with two small teeth, one on each side near the beak, and two larger remote lateral teeth, one on each side; prominent ribs running from the hinge to the edge of the valve.

2. A mineral; a name given by the Cornish miners to shirl or shorl.

3. A young cock.

COCKLE, verb intransitive or t. To contract into wrinkles; to shrink, pucker, or wrinkle, as cloth.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COCKLED, participle passive

1. Contracted into folds or wrinkles; winding.

2. Having shells.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COCKLER, noun One that takes and sells cockles.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COCKLE-STAIRS, noun Winding or spiral stairs.