- a term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of the Florida Keys.
- a term used to refer to a Bahamian.
Origin of conch
usage note for conch
OTHER WORDS FROM conchconch·ate [kong-keyt, kon-cheyt], /ˈkɒŋ keɪt, ˈkɒn tʃeɪt/, conched, adjective
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You can also catch and take Caribbean spiny lobster, conch, and whelk—if you can find them.15 National Park Fishing Spots to Add to Your Bucket List|kklein|September 30, 2021|Outside Online
The last time anyone heard a sound from the conch shell trumpet, thick sheets of ice still covered most of Europe.Listen to haunting notes from an 18,000-year-old conch shell trumpet|Kiona N. Smith|February 12, 2021|Ars Technica
While it’s not known how ancient people used the shell horn, conch shells in historical and modern cultures have served as musical instruments, calling or signaling devices and sacred or magical objects, researchers say.
Discoverers of the conch shell at the cave’s entrance in 1931 thought it had been used as a shared drinking container.
But when it comes to eating a meal, all you know for sure is that it will be colorful, high-flavored, and Conch in character.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic|Jane & Michael Stern|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By day, they snorkeled for conch and paddled in the pool in inner tubes.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All around her is a jubilant crescendo: conch shells blowing, drums beating, a celebratory vapor of green powder everywhere.
The infamous Conch Shack is a few minutes by car, but leaving this place is tough.
Non vincant heder bracchia flexiles, Conch non superent oscula dulcia, Emanet pariter sudor et ossibus Grato murmure ab intimis.Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects|Giorgio Vasari
Neptune blew upon his conch-shell, and the angry waves returned again to the sea.
Triton was his father's trumpeter, and at Neptune's command he blew upon his conch-shell to calm the restless sea.
Within this niche a marble Triton poured through his conch-shell a continuous stream.Baron Bruno|Louisa Morgan
From the roof of the Saka-gompa with a statue of Padma Sambhava the single lama of the monastery blows his conch.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin