chank

verb
\ ˈchaŋk, -ȯ-, -ä- \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of chank

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal
: chew noisily : champ

chank

noun
\ ˈchaŋk \
variants: or less commonly chank shell
plural -s

Definition of chank (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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History and Etymology for chank

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 30 Jun. 2022.

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