A spiral shaped shell from a marine snail of the subclass Prosobranchia (class Gastropoda). Conch shells are blown to produce a loud horn sound. The Austrailian trumpet snail produces the largest conch shells, sometimes over 60 cm long.
Synonyms and Related Terms
conch shell; trumpet shell;
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Conch" Encyclopædia Britannica from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. [Accessed March 31, 2003].
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000