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Conch vs. Scungilli — What's the Difference?

Conch vs. Scungilli — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Conch and Scungilli

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Conch

Conch () is a common name of a number of different medium-to-large-sized sea snails. Conch shells typically have a high spire and a noticeable siphonal canal (in other words, the shell comes to a noticeable point at both ends).

Scungilli

(US) whelk

Conch

Any of various tropical marine gastropod mollusks chiefly of the family Strombidae, having edible flesh and a large spiral shell often with a flared lip.

Conch

The shell of one of these gastropod mollusks, used as an ornament, in making cameos, or as a horn.

Conch

(Anatomy) See concha.
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Conch

A marine gastropod of the family Strombidae which lives in its own spiral shell.

Conch

The shell of this sea animal.

Conch

A musical instrument made from a large spiral seashell, somewhat like a trumpet.

Conch

(architecture) The semidome of an apse, or the apse itself.

Conch

Synonym of concher

Conch

To refine the flavour and texture of chocolate by warming and grinding, either in a traditional concher, or between rollers.

Conch

To play a conch seashell as a musical instrument, by blowing through a hole made close to the origin of the spiral.

Conch

A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to those of the genus Strombus, which are of large size. Strombus gigas is the large pink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs are of the genus Cassis. See Cameo and cameo conch.

Conch

In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet.

Conch

One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of their descendants in the Florida Keys; - so called from the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it for food.

Conch

Any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip

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