chank

1 of 2

verb

ˈchaŋk,
-ȯ-,
-ä-
-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal
: chew noisily : champ

chank

2 of 2

noun

ˈchaŋk
variants or less commonly chank shell
plural -s
: any of a family (Xancidae) of tropical heavy-shelled pear-shaped gastropod mollusks
especially : a species of the Indian Ocean (Turbinella pyrum synonym Xancus pyrum) commonly appearing in Hindu religious pictures and writings

Word History

Etymology

Verb

probably alteration of champ entry 1

Noun

Sanskrit śaṅkha

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“Chank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chank. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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