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chank

verb \ˈchaŋk, -ȯ-, -ä-\

Definition of chank

-ed/-ing/-s

dialectal

  1. :  chew noisily :  champ

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Origin and Etymology of chank

probably alteration of 1champ


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chank

noun \ˈchaŋk\
variants: less commonly

chank shell

Definition of chank

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of chank

Sanskrit śaṅkha — more at conch


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