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Etymology 1Edit

Probably from the feminine variant form ghioacă, from Vulgar Latin root *cloca, following metathesis and syncopation of Latin cochlea, or possibly related to găoace (snail, egg, or nut shell), from *gău (from Latin cavum) + suffix -oc.

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ghioc n (plural ghiocuri)

  1. cowrie (marine mollusc), or its shell
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Etymology 2Edit

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ghioc m (plural ghioci)

  1. (regional) cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
    Synonym: albăstrea
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