Meaning of CONCHA in English


I. ˈkäŋ-kə noun

( plural con·chae -ˌkē, -ˌkī)

Etymology: Italian & Latin; Italian conca semidome, apse, from Late Latin concha, from Latin, shell

Date: circa 1639


a. : the plain semidome of an apse

b. : apse

2. : something shaped like a shell ; especially : the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear

• con·chal -kəl adjective

II. ˈkän-chə noun

also con·cho -(ˌ)chō

Etymology: American Spanish concha, from Spanish, shell, from Late Latin conchula, diminutive of Latin concha

Date: 1887

: an ornamental disk (as on clothing or tack) of American Indian origin featuring a shell or flower design

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