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Definitions for conch
kɒŋk, kɒntʃ; kɒŋks; ˈkɒn tʃɪzconch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conchnoun

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


  1. conchnoun

    A marine mollusc of the family Strombidae which lives in its own spiral shell.

    Etymology: From concha < κόγχη.

  2. conchnoun

    The shell of this sea animal.

    Etymology: From concha < κόγχη.

  3. conchnoun

    A musical instrument made from a large spiral seashell.

    Etymology: From concha < κόγχη.

  4. conchnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From concha < κόγχη.

  5. conchverb

    To refine the flavour and texture of chocolate by warming and grinding, either in a traditional concher, or between rollers.

    Etymology: From concha < κόγχη.

  6. conchverb

    To play a conch seashell as a musical instrument, by blowing through a hole made close to the origin of the spiral.

    Etymology: From concha < κόγχη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conchnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. concha, Gr. ko`gchh. See Coach, n.]

  2. Conchnoun

    in works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet

    Etymology: [L. concha, Gr. ko`gchh. See Coach, n.]

  3. Conchnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. concha, Gr. ko`gchh. See Coach, n.]

  4. Conchnoun

    see Concha, n

    Etymology: [L. concha, Gr. ko`gchh. See Coach, n.]

  5. Conchnoun

    the external ear. See Concha, n., 2

    Etymology: [L. concha, Gr. ko`gchh. See Coach, n.]


  1. Conch

    Conch is a common name that is applied to a number of different medium to large-sized sea snails or their shells. The term generally applies to large sea snails whose shell has a high spire and a noticeable siphonal canal. True conches are marine gastropod molluscs in the family Strombidae, specifically in the genus Strombus and other closely related genera such as Eustrombus. Many species also are often called "conch", but are not in the family Strombidae, including Melongena species, and the horse conch Pleuroploca gigantea. They also include the sacred chank or more correctly shankha shell and other Turbinella species in the family Turbinellidae.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conch

    kongk, n. a marine shell: a spiral shell used by the Tritons as a trumpet, and still used by some African peoples in war: a name for the native whites of the Bahamas, owing to their use of conchs as food: (archit.) the semidome of an apse; the apse itself.—n. Conchif′era, a term applied by Lamarck to bivalve molluscs and to very different Brachiopods.—adjs. Conchif′erous, having a shell; Conch′iform, conch-shaped.—n. Conch′oid, a plane curve invented to solve the problem of trisecting a plane angle, doubling the cube, &c.—adjs. Conchoid′al, pertaining to a conchoid: shell-like, applied to the fracture of a mineral; Concholog′ical, pertaining to conchology.—ns. Conchol′ogist; Conchol′ogy, that branch of natural history which deals with the shells of molluscs. [L. concha—Gr. kongchē; Sans. cankha, a shell; conn. with Cockle.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. conch

    A large univalve, used as a horn by pilots, fishermen, &c., in fogs: a strombus, triton, or sometimes a murex.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conch in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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