noun \ˈkäŋk, ˈkänch, ˈkŋk\

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

plural conchs \ˈkäŋks, ˈkŋks\ or conches \ˈkän-chəz\

Full Definition of CONCH

:  any of various large spiral-shelled marine gastropod mollusks (as of the genus Strombus); also :  its shell used especially for cameos
often capitalized :  a native or resident of the Florida Keys
:  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

Other Invertebrates (Except Insects) Terms

anemone, cephalopod, quahog

Rhymes with CONCH

CONCHS Defined for Kids


noun \ˈkäŋk, ˈkänch, ˈkŋk\
plural conchs \ˈkäŋks, ˈkŋks\ or conch·es \ˈkän-chəz\

Definition of CONCH for Kids

:  a very large sea snail with a tall thick spiral shell
Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈkäŋk, ˈkänch, ˈkŋk\
plural conchs \ˈkäŋks, ˈkŋks\ or conch·es \ˈkän-chəz\

Medical Definition of CONCH

:  concha 1


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