noun (1)
as·​con | \ ˈaˌskän \
plural -s

Definition of ascon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a sponge or sponge larva having incurrent canals that lead directly to the paragaster — compare leucon, sycon


noun (2)
\ ȧskōⁿ \
plural -s

Definition of ascon (Entry 2 of 2)

: a Haitian voodoo fetish made of a gourd entwined with snake vertebrae and beads and shaken to summon the gods

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Noun (1)

asconoid \ ˈaskəˌnȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for ascon

Noun (1)

New Latin, from Greek askos wineskin

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Ascon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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