alikreukel, noun

Forms:
aliekruikel, alikriekShow more Also aliekruikel, alikriek, alikrok, alikruikel, allekruk, olikreukel, and (formerly) aricrickel, arikreukel, arikrikkel, arikruikel.
Plurals:
unchanged, or alikreukels.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans alikruik, arikreukel from Dutch alikruik, applied in Holland to a periwinkle, a species of the Littorinidae.
The mollusc Turbo sarmaticus of the Turbinidae, eaten as seafood and used as bait; ollycrock. Also attributive.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 13Arikreukel, (D. kreukel, a fold.) A well-known shell-fish.
1945 H. Gerber Fish Fare 70Periwinkle, Arikruikel. Boil these snail-like shells in boiling salt water or wine stock.
1958 L.G. Green S. Afr. Beachcomber 129Another large shellfish which is often eaten at the Cape is the alikruikel or arikruikel, a sort of giant periwinkle found in huge quantities...Riversdale farmers make alikruikel biltong.
1969 J.H. Day Guide to Marine Life 159Turbo sarmaticus Linn. ‘Cape turban-shell or alikreukel’. False Bay to the Transkei.
1973 J. Rabie in S. Gray Writers’ Territory 172One may dive down to..perlemoen clinging on trembling tendrils of reefs, amber-red alikreukel and crayfish in deep gullies.
1979 Snyman & Klarie Free from Sea 22Tough but very tasty, alikreukels are considered a great delicacy by lovers of shellfish.
1985 A. Tredgold Bay between Mountains 18The shell fish on which they (sc. strandlopers) feasted included perlemoen, aliekruikels, mussels and perdevoetjies (limpets).
1986 M. Van Wyk Cooking the S. Afr. Way 17Alikreukel pancakes...Place alikreukel in saucepan, cover with cold water and boil for about 20 minutes...Mince cooked alikreukel.
1987 Informant, Jeffrey’s BayThe alikroks are very tough so you first mince them very fine, then fry them in a bit of butter with onions.
The mollusc Turbo sarmaticus of the Turbinidae, eaten as seafood and used as bait; ollycrock. Also attributive.

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