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Think conch shell shower heads, Cuban antiques and regional organic bathroom amenities.
Then there were camping trips to Maine, where black flies feasted on our flesh, sand storms on North Carolina's Outer Banks, and mosquitoes the size of conch shells on the Florida coast.
Magical Dining would be a great time to try a few menu items such as conch chowder, shrimp and grits, and key lime pie.
Some people visit the multi-level eatery for their crab cakes, conch fritters and, of course, Key lime pie.
FLOWERS AND DECOR: Local tropical flowers and conch shells were used as decoration.
The wedding ceremony begins with the blowing of a conch shell, after which the hotel’s cultural practitioner, who officiates the ceremony, asks for blessings.
The queen conch gets beat up by waves and predators, but the structure of the material that makes up its shell is remarkably strong.
There’s shells, there’s tree branches, there’s animal skins, there’s wood, there’s stones, there’s human voice, and like, a conch shell.
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Origin and Etymology of conch
Middle English, from Latin concha mussel, mussel shell, from Greek konchē; akin to Sanskrit śaṅkha conch shell
First Known Use: 1707See Words from the same year
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
CONCH Defined for Kids
Definition of conch for Students
conchs\ˈkäŋks, ˈkȯŋks\ or
: a very large sea snail with a tall thick spiral shell
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