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conchȳlĭum, ii, n., = κογχύλιον.

I. A shell-fish, a testaceous animal, in gen., Plin. 9, 29, 46, 86; Cic. Div. 2, 14, 33.—

II. Specif.

A. An oyster, Cic. Pis. 27, 67; Hor. Epod. 2, 49; id. S. 2, 2, 74; 2, 4, 30; 2, 8, 27; Cels. 2, 18.—

2. A kind of purple shell-fish: color conchyli, Lucr. 6, 1074; Cat. 64, 49 Sillig N. cr.; Col. 8, 17, 9; Vitr. 7, 13.—

B. Meton.

a. Purple color, purple, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 26, 59; Plin. 9, 36, 60, 127 sq.

b. Purple garments, purple, Quint. 1, 2, 6; Juv. 3, 81; 8, 101 al.