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For newcomers, start out with two classic Sichuan cold dishes: beef tendon in the chef’s hot sauce and conch in spicy sauce.
Among the pieces on display is the 1977 lithograph Love Letter III, which pairs a Madonna-like figure with a motif White often used to represent feminine life-giving and creativity: a conch shell.
Know the relevant regulations; many places curtail or outright ban the collection of shells, and the United States has various import restrictions, including a prohibition on queen conch shells from the Caribbean.
Vendors will offer fresh seafood such as lobster, oysters, conch, crab, shrimp, calamari, tuna and other fish, as well as non-seafood options.
Queen conch shells housing snails, prized by seafood chefs but subject to fishing bans in Florida, are the most commonly smuggled species from Latin America, the group found.
Keep an eye out for traditional instruments like the bastel (cow horn), chapi (hoe and metal rod), and karkó (conch shell horn).
This year's events—which run from April 20-28—include a parade, a pig roast, and a conch shell-blowing contest.
Our time on the quiet beach came to much too quick of an end when our guide blew into a conch shell to herd us all back aboard for the return trip.
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Origin and Etymology of conch
First Known Use: 1707
in the meaning defined at sense 1
CONCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conch for English Language Learners
: a type of shellfish that lives in a large shell which has the form of a spiral; also : the shell of a conch
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