Conch definition

kŏngk, kŏnch
The shell of one of these gastropod mollusks, used as an ornament, in making cameos, or as a horn.
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(rom. myth.) Such a shell used as a trumpet by the Tritons.
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Any of various tropical marine gastropod mollusks chiefly of the family Strombidae, having edible flesh and a large spiral shell often with a flared lip.
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(informal) A longtime resident of the Florida Keys, specif. of Key West.
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The large, spiral, univalve shell of any of various marine mollusks.
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Such a mollusk, often edible.
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A marine gastropod of the family Strombidae which lives in its own spiral shell.
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The shell of this sea animal.
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A musical instrument made from a large spiral seashell.
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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.
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To refine the flavour and texture of chocolate by warming and grinding, either in a traditional concher, or between rollers.
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To play a conch seashell as a musical instrument, by blowing through a hole made close to the origin of the spiral.
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Plural form of concha.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conch
Plural:
conches, conchs

Origin of conch

  • Middle English conche from Old French from Latin concha mussel from Greek konkhē

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin concha from Ancient Greek κόγχη (konkhē, “mussel”).

    From Wiktionary