"winkle" in the noun sense
1. periwinkle, winkle
small edible marine snail steamed in wine or baked
2. periwinkle, winkle
edible marine gastropod
"winkle" in the verb sense
1. twinkle, winkle, scintillate
emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
"Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
2. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle
gleam or glow intermittently
"The lights were flashing"
3. winkle, winkle out
remove or displace from a position
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