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Conch

Conch Meaning & Definition
Conch Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Conch?

[n] any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip

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See Also | gastropod | genus Strombus | giant conch | Strombus | Strombus gigas | univalve

Conch In Webster's Dictionary

\Conch\, n. [L. concha, Gr. ?. See {Coach}, n.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to those of the genus {Strombus}, which are of large size. {S. gigas} is the large pink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs are of the genus {Cassis}. See {Cameo}. Note: The conch is sometimes used as a horn or trumpet, as in fogs at sea, or to call laborers from work. 2. In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet. 3. One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of their descendants in the Florida Keys; -- so called from the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it for food. 4. (Arch.) See {Concha}, n. 5. The external ear. See {Concha}, n., 2.

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