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conch Explained

conch at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


conch at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1410, from L. concha "shellfish, mollusk," from Gk. konkhe "mussel, shell," from PIE base *konkho-. The name for natives of Florida Keys since at least 1833. ///

conch at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: concha 'mussel', from Greek konche]// the large twisted shell of a tropical sea animal that looks like a snail//

conch at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Marine snail whose shell has a broadly triangular outer whorl and a wide lip, often jutting toward the uppermost point. True conchs (family Strombidae) feed on fine plant matter in warm waters. The queen conch (Strombus gigas), found from Florida to Brazil, has an ornamental shell; the pink opening into the first whorl of the shell may be 12 in. (30 cm) long. The clam-eating fulgur conchs (family Melongenidae) include the channeled conch (Busycon canaliculatum) and the lightning conch (B. contrarium), both about 7 in. (18 cm) long and common on the U.S. Atlantic coast. See also whelk.

conch at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

the shell of a sea creature which is also called a conch

Conch at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conch \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.

conch at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

conch at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Alternative forms

* conk


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » concha|lang=la from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κόγχη||mussel|tr=konkhē|lang=grc.


* Inter: IPA » /kɒŋk/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒŋk
  • Inter: IPA » /kɒntʃ/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɒntʃ


    Inter: en-noun » conches|pl2=conchs

  • A marine mollusc of the family Strombidae which lives in its own spiral shell.
    1. The shell of this sea animal.
    2. A musical instrument made from a large spiral seashell.
    3. A machine (rather like a rotating pestle and mortar) used to develop the flavour and texture of chocolate by warming and grinding; a concher or concher machine.


      Inter: trans-top » marine mollusc

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|siipikotilo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conque

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kagyló

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » shell of this sea animal
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|siipikotilo|alt=siipikotilon Inter: t+ » fi|kuori
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|conque
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kagylóhéj

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|조가비|sc=Kore
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|раковина|f|tr=rákovina

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » musical instrument
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » machine
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    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: concha
    • Inter: ttbc » ml: ശംഖ് (Samkhu) (4)
    • Inter: ttbc » es: concha
    • Inter: ttbc » vo: koan
    • Inter: ttbc » te:శంఖము(sankamu)

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » conches|conching|conched
  • To refine the flavour and texture of chocolate by warming and grinding, either in a traditional concher, or between rollers.
    1. To play a conch seashell as a musical instrument, by blowing through a hole made close to the origin of the spiral.


      Inter: trans-top » to refine the flavour of chocolate

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to play a conch seashell
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    Inter: trans-botto » m
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