chank shell
Chank Chank" (ch[a^][ng]k), n. [Skr. [,c]a[.n]kha. See {Conch}.] (Zo["o]l.) The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. {Turbinella pyrum}. Called also {chank shell}. [1913 Webster]

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  • chank shell — noun see chank II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chank — (ch[a^][ng]k), n. [Skr. [,c]a[.n]kha. See {Conch}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. {Turbinella pyrum}. Called also {chank shell}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chank — I. ˈchaŋk, ȯ , ä verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: probably alter of champ (I) dialect : chew noisily : champ II. ˈchaŋk noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • chank — n. [Hind. cankh, conch shell] (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) A pear or top shaped shell utilized as ornaments and bangles and held sacred by the Hindus (the Xancus pyrum and the pear Turbinella ) …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Turbinella pyrum — Chank Chank (ch[a^][ng]k), n. [Skr. [,c]a[.n]kha. See {Conch}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The East Indian name for the large spiral shell of several species of sea conch much used in making bangles, esp. {Turbinella pyrum}. Called also {chank shell}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conch — For other uses, see Conch (disambiguation). For the Indian Ritual Conch, see Shankha. Apertural view of an adult shell of the queen conch Lobatus gigas, from Trinidad Tobago …   Wikipedia

  • Seashell — A seashell, also known as a sea shell, is the common name for a hard, protective outer layer, a shell, or in some cases a test , that was created by a sea creature, a marine organism. The shell is part of the body of a marine animal, in most… …   Wikipedia

  • Shankha — Carved left turning conches or Vamavarta shankhas, c. 11 12th century, Pala period, India. The leftmost one is carved with the image of Lakshmi and Vishnu and has silver additions. Shankha bhasam (Sanskrit: शंख, Śaṇkha), also spelled and… …   Wikipedia

  • Lothal — (Gujarātī: લોથલ, IPA2|ˈloːtʰəl, Eng: Mound of the Dead) was one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization. Located in the modern state of Gujarāt and dating from 2400 BCE, it is one of India s most important… …   Wikipedia

  • Sankha — Sank ha, n. [Skr. [,c]ankha a shell.] A chank shell ({Turbinella pyrum}); also, a shell bracelet or necklace made in India from the chank shell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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