Meaning of CONCHA in English


I. ˈkäŋkə also ˈkȯŋ- noun

( plural con·chae -ŋˌkē, -ŋˌkī)

Etymology: in sense 1, from Italian conca, from Late Latin concha apse, from Latin, conch, shell-shaped object or cavity; in sense 2, from Latin


a. : the plain semidome of an apse ; sometimes : apse

b. : the plain surface of a pendentive

2. : something suggesting or shaped like a shell: as

a. : a shell-shaped vessel


(1) : the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear

(2) : any of the turbinated bones especially in man

• con·chal -ŋkəl adjective

II. ˈkänchə noun

also con·cho -n(ˌ)chō

( -s )

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

West : a metal usually shell-shaped and silver disk that is used as decoration on clothing and harness

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