- a shell-like structure, especially the external ear.
- any turbinate bone, especially in the nose.
- Architecture. conch(def 5).
Origin of concha1
1605–15; < New Latin, Latin: conch
- a disk, traditionally of hammered silver and resembling a shell or flower, used as decoration on belts, harness, etc.
Origin of concha2
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Examples from the Web for concha
Concha looks at this and sees "The O'Reilly Factor" booking a conservative and a liberal to talk about fiscal policy.Crazy Idea: Cable TV Shows Should Book Experts Instead of Talking Heads
April 5, 2013
Sometimes the helix is prolonged so as to divide the concha in two.Criminal Man
He took all of his unmarried children with him, and Concha thought it her duty to go.
But Concha changed the money cheerfully and earned my gratitude.Poor Folk in Spain
Mercedes, gentle and simple, had become the friend, almost the sister of Concha.
"Do not cry, my darling child," the father said to Concha, as she burst into tears.
- any bodily organ or part resembling a shell in shape, such as the external ear
- Also called: conch architect the half dome of an apse
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- Any of various structures, such as the external ear, that resemble a shell in shape.
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