Definition of Giant conch

1. Noun. A large variety of conch.

Exact synonyms: Strombus Gigas
Generic synonyms: Conch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Conch

giant cell hyaline angiopathy
giant cell monstrocellular sarcoma of Zulch
giant cell myeloma
giant cell pneumonia
giant cell sarcoma
giant cell thyroiditis
giant cell tumour
giant cell tumour of bone
giant cell tumour of tendon sheath
giant cell tumours
giant chinkapin
giant clam
giant cockroach
giant conch (current term)
giant coreopsis
giant crab
giant drusen
giant eland
giant fern
giant fir
giant follicular lymphoblastoma
giant follicular thyroiditis
giant forest hog
giant foxtail
giant frog
giant frogs
giant fulmar

Literary usage of Giant conch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1895)
"... in some parts of Wales, for the purpose of extracting its small ' seed-pearls.' Pink pearls are obtained from the giant conch-shell of the West Indies ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Pearls are sometimes formed in univalve shells; thus pink pearls have been taken from the giant conch- shell ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"On the bank in Biscayne Bay the spiny sea-urchin Diadema and the giant conch Strombus were common. Spiny lobsters were always obtainable in great numbers. ..."

4. The Shell Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Families of Living by Julia Ellen Rogers (1908)
"The giant conch is the scavenger of our tropical beaches; it is believed to subsist wholly on carrion. The sense of smell is as keen as the remarkable ..."

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