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king conch

n. a variety of conch (Strombus sp.): 1885 The queen conch . . . has gone quite out of favour, and the king conch—which, though smaller, is far richer in its colouring of dark chocolate and reddish brown—is looked upon with favour scan article of commerce (Brassey 303). 1977 Some shells, such as kings, queens, screw, and pink conchs (Albury 26). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-10-30 23:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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