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
Definition for conch (2 of 2)
Examples 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
British Dictionary definitions for conch
noun plural conchs (kɒŋks) or conches (ˈkɒntʃɪz)
Word Origin for conch
Word Origin and History 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.