Middle English conchefrom Old French from Latin conchamusselfrom Greek konkhē
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinconcha from Ancient Greek κόγχη (konkhē, “mussel”).
Conch Sentence Examples
This so-called third, upper or posterior conch is not a true conch, nor is that of the vestibulum; only the middle one forms a scroll, and this corresponds to the only one of reptiles and the lower of the mammals.
Following in the South Seas tradition of all Pacific Islanders, Conch and Triton seashell horns are always blown to herald the new wedding.
This is expressed on the Horologium of Andronicus Cyrrhestes, called the Temple or Tower of the Winds, at Athens, where Boreas is represented as a bearded man of stern aspect, thickly clad, and wearing strong buskins; he blows into a conch shell, which he holds in his hand as a sign of his tempestuous character.
The Conch House - 625 Truman Ave.; Key West, FL 33040; (305) 293-0020; (800) 207-5806 - This 19th century inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been restored to its original elegance.
Seafarers, whether whalers, explorers or traders. would encounter conch horns being used in all of the southern waters of the world from China to southeast Asia to South America and the Caribbean.