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conchconch /kɒntʃ, kɒŋk $ kɑːntʃ, kɑːŋk/ noun [countable]  HBthe large twisted shell of a tropical sea animal that looks like a snail
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conchThe southern oyster drill, also called a conch, has not been a threat in Galveston Bay for years.These pretty little fish are quite often found in empty conch shells.Here was an elephant that lived in an enormous conch.Inside were grouper, dolphin fish, conch, and lobster on the bottom.The salvagers even dove up the sluggish conch.Piggy first started democracy by giving a small boy the conch or right to speak.He showed he like democracy and civilisation by carrying the conch everywhere.In the conch of the apse is a great cross within a circle and with a background of stars.
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