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CONCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conch mean? 

CONCH (noun)
  The noun CONCH has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CONCH used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCH (noun)


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Meaning:

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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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("conch" is a kind of...):

gastropod; univalve (a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conch"):

giant conch; Strombus gigas (a large variety of conch)

Holonyms ("conch" is a member of...):

genus Strombus; Strombus (type genus of the family Strombidae)


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