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conch

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noun \ˈkäŋk, ˈkänch, ˈkȯŋk\

Simple Definition of conch

  • : a type of shellfish that lives in a large shell which has the form of a spiral; also : the shell of a conch

Full Definition of conch

plural conchs play \ˈkäŋks, ˈkȯŋks\ or conches play \ˈkän-chəz\

  1. 1 :  any of various large spiral-shelled marine gastropod mollusks (as of the genus Strombus); also :  its shell used especially for cameos

  2. 2 often capitalized :  a native or resident of the Florida Keys

  3. 3 :  concha 2

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Origin of conch

Middle English, from Latin concha mussel, mussel shell, from Greek konchē; akin to Sanskrit śaṅkha conch shell


First Known Use: 15th century

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CONCH Defined for Kids

conch

play
noun \ˈkäŋk, ˈkänch, ˈkȯŋk\

Definition of conch

plural conchs \ˈkäŋks, ˈkȯŋks\ or conch·es \ˈkän-chəz\

  1. :  a very large sea snail with a tall thick spiral shell




Medical Dictionary

conch

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noun \ˈkäŋk, ˈkänch, ˈkȯŋk\

Medical Definition of conch

plural conchs \ˈkäŋks, ˈkȯŋks\play or conch·es \ˈkän-chəz\play

  1. :  concha 1




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