Definition of conchiferous in English:

conchiferous

adjective

  • Producing, bearing, or characterized by the presence of shells.

    • ‘Such analysis is also applicable to limpet gastropods and monoplacophorans, and it might help in studies of developmental constraints on the aperture map through early evolution of conchiferous molluscs.’
    • ‘The limestone changes from conchiferous sandstones to consolidated coquina limestone.’
    • ‘The material used is a yellow ochre conchiferous limestone which probably came from quarries situated between Beaucaire and Montpellier, from where it would have been transported by boat.’
    • ‘Even today, this monumental construction causes a powerful impression, for it is a huge cement oval, covered in conchiferous limestone, and is the crowning example of National Socialist architecture.’
    • ‘The inside of the cut stone walls is filled with stone chippings, lime and sand - the material used is a yellow ochre conchiferous limestone which probably came from quarries situated between Beaucaire and Montpellier, from where it would have been transported by boat.’
    • ‘The water, seeping through the underground conchiferous layer, mixes with the salt that is deposited from the seashores.’

Pronunciation:

conchiferous

/känˈCHifərəs/