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.
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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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Example sentences from the Web for 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|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.
"I mean that I won't raise a finger to help any mons who deals with the Greeks—blast 'em," cried the Conch, fiercely.The Boy Chums in the Gulf of Mexico|Wilmer M. Ely
After which superb display she retired, escorted by Jamie, both making a fearful din blowing on conch shells.Eight Cousins|Louisa M. Alcott
But it was not permitted them to become inhabitants of one lodge, the occupants of one conch.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)|James Athearn Jones
And while the people toil, the monks gather round their tea-pots and bowls of tsamba at the summons of the conch.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
According to custom, a conch or large shell is sounded at the birth of a male child.The Hindoos as they Are|Shib Chunder Bose