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sambo conch

(Mayag.); samba conch (Andros, Exuma) [cf. SAMBO 2, froma dark color] n. old, dark conchs: 1978 In its old age, boring worms and sponges erod the once beautiful shell. These deteriorations are compensated for by new layers of nacre deposited on the inside. The end result is a small, thick-walled conch shell with little room for the animal itself. These are samba conchs, once erroneously thought to be a different species, Strombus samba (Campbell 127).

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Last update: 2011-07-04 20:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Tevin Glinton:
Ms. JessieLee Llyod is 73 years old. She is from Exuma,Bahamas. Mr Llyod says that she has heard the term Sambo Conch. She that the term is used to speak of a truly old conch that has aged shell, is fully black and is poisonous. She also said that the conch is not large but rather small for a old conch.
Added at: 2013-09-19 04:19