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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 ?
There, in front of their respective pavilions, flew the martlets of Audley, the roses of Loring, the scarlet bars of Wake, the lion of the Percies and the silver wings of the Beauchamps, each supported by a squire clad in hanging green stuff to represent so many Tritons, and bearing a huge conch-shell in their left hands.
He seemed to have two pairs of hands and a head of cast-iron, for, not content with blowing through a big conch-shell, he must needs stand up to it, swaying with the sway of the flat-bottomed dory, and send a grinding, thuttering shriek through the fog.
An early morning visit to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple was part of his daily routine, and as his car carrying the conch-shell insignia of the former Travancore kingdom made its way to the temple and back through the city, many passersby would still bow in reverence.