Meaning of conch


Pronunciation: (kongk, konch), [key]
— pl. conchs con•ches
  1. the spiral shell of a gastropod, often used as a horn.
  2. any of various marine gastropods.
  3. the fabled shell trumpet of the Tritons.
  4. (often cap.) .
    1. a native or inhabitant of the Florida Keys.
    2. a Bahamian.
  5. a smooth concave surface consisting of or resembling the interior of a semidome, as the surface of a vault, a trompe, or the head of a niche.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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