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Cockle; Dog (Glycymeris glycymeris)

A type of cockle (bivalve), distinguished because of its circular indented shell-markings. Most cockles have indentations radiating from their hinge.

They are popular in France for such dishes as Fruits de Mer (where they go under the name of "amande de mer") when they are eaten raw.

They should be soaked in repeatedly changed cold water before cooking or eating, to remove any sand.

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