• Conk


    • Rhymes: -ɒŋk

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    (plural conks)
    1. (mycology) The shelf- or bracket-shaped fruiting body of a Bracket fungus (A.K.A. Shelf fungus), i.e., a mushroom growing off a tree trunk.
    2. (slang) A nose, especially a large one.
    3. Alternative spelling of conch


    1. (slang) To hit, especially on the head.
      • Wodehouse Offing|XVII|She came skipping to me just now, clapping her little hands and bleating about how very, very happy she was, dear Mrs Travers. The silly young geezer. I nearly conked her one with my trowel. I'd always thought her half-baked, but now I think they didn't even put her in the oven.
    2. To chemically straighten tightly curled hair.

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