Definition of Chank

1. n. The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. Turbinella pyrum. Called also chank shell.



Definition of Chank

1. Noun. (context: East India) The large spiral shell of several species of sea conch, much used in making bangles, especially ''Turbinella pyrum''. ¹

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Definition of Chank

1. a type of shell [n -S]

Chank Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chank

changeset
changesets
changest
changeth
changeup
changeups
changing
changing of the guard
changing pad
changing room
changing rooms
changkol
changoite
changs
changui
chank (current term)
chankonabe
chanks
chanlon
chanlons
channa dahl
channel
channel-hopping
channel-surf
channel capacity
channel cat
channel catfish
channel coal
channel fever

Literary usage of Chank

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1. The Shell Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Families of Living by Julia Ellen Rogers (1908)
"Besides being the type of its genus, the Pear Turbinella is the chank or Shankh, ... The images of the god Vishnu always carry a chank shell in one hand. ..."

2. Poems on Various Subjects by Jane Roseboom (1871)
"It went,—Chink chank, chink chank chinky, chank chink, chink chank chink, chank chinky, chank chink. And as I leaf o'er memory's will And read anew its ..."

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