noun, plural conchs [kongks] /kɒŋks/, con·ches [kon-chiz] /ˈkɒn tʃɪz/.
- 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
Related Words for conchclam, crustacean, mollusk, snail, scallop, conch, crawfish, prawn, shrimp, lobster, mussel, oyster, barnacle, whelk, piddock, crayfish
Examples from the Web for conch
Contemporary Examples of conch
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
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
All around her is a jubilant crescendo: conch shells blowing, drums beating, a celebratory vapor of green powder everywhere.Mamata Banerjee, India's Political Superwoman
May 18, 2011
Historical Examples of conch
At Conch, by this time, the mail-boat would be due on the southward trip.
They caught the Black Eagle at anchor in Conch that evening.
A conch shell was kept at the spring, some distance from the house.Stories Of Georgia
Joel Chandler Harris
Paul started to his feet from the conch on which he had thrown himself.
No,” said Thérèse, from the conch, “I will go nowhere with you.
noun plural conchs (kɒŋks) or conches (ˈkɒntʃɪz)
Word Origin for conch
type of shell, early 15c., from Latin concha "shellfish, mollusk," from Greek konkhe "mussel, shell," from PIE root *konkho-. The name for natives of Florida Keys since at least 1833; the prefered pronunciation there ("kongk") preserves the classical one.