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concha ae, f

, κόγχη, a bivalve, shell - fish, mussel: squalentes, V.: cavae, O.: marinae, O.: viles, H. — A mussel-shell: ostrea in conchis suis, O.—Shells were used as trumpets; hence, poet., the trumpet of the Triton, V., O.; also as vessels to hold ointment, H.; or salt, H.; or wine, Iu.— A pearl: Munera fert illi conchas, O.: lucida, Tb. — A dye extracted from shell-fish: concha Sidonide tincta, O.

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