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conchiferous

[ kong-kif-er-uhs ]

adjective

  1. having a shell.


conchiferous

/ kɒŋˈkɪfərəs /

adjective

  1. (esp of molluscs) having or producing a shell
  2. (of rocks) containing shells


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Word History and Origins

Origin of conchiferous1

First recorded in 1820–30; conch + -i- + -ferous

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