Cockle (בָּאשָׁה, boshah', an offensive plant, q. d. stink-weed; Sept. βάτος, i.e. bramble) occurs only in Job 31:40: "Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley." It is probably a mere general term signifying weed, perhaps like the darnel (ζιζάνια, "tares") of Mt 13:30. Celsius (Hierobot. 2, 199) would identify it with the aconite, but Gesenius questions this (Jesaia, 1, 230; 2:364), as the word must not be confounded with the plur. form (בּאֻשַׁים, beiishim'), "wild grapes" (q.v.), in Isa 5:2,4. SEE BOTANY.