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conch

 (kŏngk, kŏnch)
n. pl. conchs (kŏngks) or conch·es (kŏn′chĭz)
1. Any of various tropical marine gastropod mollusks chiefly of the family Strombidae, having edible flesh and a large spiral shell often with a flared lip.
2. The shell of one of these gastropod mollusks, used as an ornament, in making cameos, or as a horn.
3. Anatomy See concha.

[Middle English conche, from Old French, from Latin concha, mussel, from Greek konkhē.]

conch

(kɒŋk; kɒntʃ)
n, pl conchs (kɒŋks) or conches (ˈkɒntʃɪz)
1. (Animals) any of various tropical marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Strombus and related genera, esp S. gigas (giant conch), characterized by a large brightly coloured spiral shell
2. (Instruments) the shell of such a mollusc, used as a trumpet
3. (Architecture) architect another word for concha2
[C16: from Latin concha, from Greek konkhē shellfish]

conch

(kɒŋk, kɒntʃ)

n., pl. conchs (kɒŋks)
con•ches (ˈkɒn tʃɪz)
1. any marine gastropod mollusk of the family Strombidae, having a thick pointed spiral shell with a wide outer lip.
2. any of various similar unrelated gastropods.
3. the shell of a conch.
4. (often cap.) Sometimes Disparaging.
a. (a term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of the Florida Keys.)
b. (a term used to refer to a Bahamian.)
5. Archit. a smooth concave surface consisting of or resembling the interior of a half dome.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin concha < Greek kónchē mussel, shell]
usage: Definitions 4a and 4b are usually used as neutral nicknames or terms of self-reference, though they are sometimes used with disparaging intent.

conch

(kŏngk, kŏnch)
Any of various tropical mollusks having a large spiral shell with a flared opening.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conch - any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lipconch - any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
genus Strombus, Strombus - type genus of the family Strombidae
giant conch, Strombus gigas - a large variety of conch
Translations
kuorisiipikotilo
kagylókagylóhéj

conch

[kɒntʃ] N (conchs or conches (pl))
1. (= shell) → caracola f
2. (Archit) → cóclea f

conch

[ˈkɒntʃ] n
(= shellfish) → conque f
(= shell) → conque f

conch

n große, spiralige Meeresschnecke (used as trumpet) → Trompetenschnecke f, → Tritonshorn nt (also Myth)

conch

[kɒntʃ] n (Zool) → (conchiglia di) strombo
References in classic literature ?
The door was open behind them, held back by a big pink conch shell with hints of sea sunsets in its smooth inner convolutions.
Cries and yells of warning and anger were flying over the quiet water, and somewhere a conch shell was being blown with great success.
A milkman was distributing the contents of his cans from door to door; and the harsh peal of a fisherman's conch shell was heard far off, around the corner.
The sun poured down its burning rays upon the heathen deities of marble and bronze: it raised the temperature of the water in the conch shells, and ripened, on the walls, those magnificent peaches, of which the king, fifty years later, spoke so regretfully, when, at Marly, on an occasion of a scarcity of the finer sorts of peaches being complained of, in the beautiful gardens there - gardens which had cost France double the amount that had been expended on Vaux - the
After which superb display she retired, escorted by Jamie, both making a fearful din blowing on conch shells.
Also, we were blowing conch shells, singing war songs, and striking the sides of the canoes with our paddles.
Reduction in tourism in the village at the conch shell cultural site.
When mute Saoirse makes music on a conch shell left to her by her mum, it attracts the attention of fairies who need her help.
The ceremony starts with the sounding of the conch shell to the North, East, South and then West and includes diverse cultural and spiritual rituals and entertainment such as traditional Taiko drums, hula dance and orchestral music.
Furniture maker George Hepplewhite's satinwood conch shell trademark is one of the most readily recognised.
It is expected that a conch shell that was blown in Parliament on August 15, 1947, and lies in the BHU is being readied so that it may be gifted to the PM.
The Romans thought that Venus was born in the sea and came to Cyprus' shores in a conch shell.