Definition for CONCH

CONCH, n. [L. concha; Gr. κογχη; It. conca; Sp. concha; Fr. conque; probable W. cocos, cockles, and perhaps allied to coçiaw, to frown, to knit the brows, that is, to wrinkle. See Cancer.]

A marine shell. Adds orient pearls, which from the conchs he drew. – Dryden.

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