Definition of conchiferous in English:

conchiferous

Pronunciation /känˈCHifərəs/ /kɑnˈtʃɪfərəs/

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.’
    • ‘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 water, seeping through the underground conchiferous layer, mixes with the salt that is deposited from the seashores.’
    • ‘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 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.’