conch shells

conch shells
Strombus Strom"bus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine gastropods in which the shell has the outer lip dilated into a broad wing. It includes many large and handsome species commonly called {conch shells}, or {conchs}. See {Conch}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Conch — (k[o^][ng]k), n. [L. concha, Gr. ko gchh. 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. {Strombus gigas} is the large pink West Indian conch. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • conch —   n. (pl. s, es) spiral shell.    ♦ conchate,    ♦ conchic, a. having a conch.    ♦ conchiferous,   a. bearing a conch.    ♦ conchiform, a. shell shaped.    ♦ conchitic a. containing shells.    ♦ conchitis, n. inflammation of external ear.    ♦… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Persian horse conch — Taxobox name = Persian horse conch image width = regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Gastropoda ordo = Sorbeoconcha familia = Fasciolariidae genus = Pleuroploca species = P. persica binomial = Pleuroploca persica binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Cameo conch — Cameo Cam e*o (k[a^]m [ e]*[ o]), n.; pl. {Cameos} (k[a^]m [ e]*[=o]z). [It. cammeo; akin to F. cam[ e]e, cama[ i]eu, Sp. camafeo, LL. camaeus, camahutus; of unknown origin.] A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a jewel for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • king conch — noun : a large conch (Strombus gigas) with a pink outer shell often used in cameo cutting; also : any of certain other large conchs or helmet shells compare queen conch …   Useful english dictionary

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