bearing a shell

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Conchiferous — Con*chif er*ous, a. Producing or having shells. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conchiferous — [käŋ kif′ər əs] adj. [< CONCHA + FEROUS] having or bearing a shell …   English World dictionary

  • conchiferous — adj. [L. concha, shell; fere, to bear] Producing or having a shell; testaceous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • conchiferous — /kong kif euhr euhs/, adj. having a shell. [1820 30; CONCH + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • conchiferous — adjective a) Having a shell (used especially of bivalve molluscs) b) Containing shells …   Wiktionary

  • conchiferous — conch·if·er·ous …   English syllables

  • conchiferous — (ˈ)käŋ|kif(ə)rəs, (ˈ)kän|chi , (ˈ)kȯŋ|ki see conch adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary conch + i + ferous : producing or having shells …   Useful english dictionary

  • testaceous — adj. [L. testaceus, covered with a shell] Bearing a test or hard covering; of the nature of a shell; see conchiferous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • conch —   n. (pl. s, es) spiral shell.    ♦ conchate,    ♦ conchic, a. having a conch.    ♦ conchiferous,   a. bearing a conch.    ♦ conchiform, a. shell shaped.    ♦ conchitic a. containing shells.    ♦ conchitis, n. inflammation of external ear.    ♦… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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