conky

conk

3 [kongk, kawngk]
noun Mycology.
the shelflike fruiting body of certain wood-decaying fungi; bracket.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; of obscure origin

conky, adjective
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conk (kɒŋk)
 
vb
1.  to strike (someone) a blow, esp on the head or nose
 
n
2.  a punch or blow, esp on the head or nose
3.  the head or (esp Brit and NZ) the nose
 
[C19: probably changed from conch]

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conk
as in conk out, 1918, coined by World War I airmen, perhaps in imitation of the sound of a stalling motor, reinforced by conk (v.) "hit on the head," originally "punch in the nose" (1821), from conk (n.), slang for "nose" (1812), perhaps from fancied resemblance to a conch (pronounced "conk") shell.
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