What does the word conch mean?

Usage examples for conch

  1. A glow of satisfaction came over him as he pictured himself in some palace, lounging upon a silken conch and explaining to a millionaire his understanding of the value of beauty and splendor in the world. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  2. The silence which followed was pierced by the call of the holy conch shell, so low, so sweet, to prayer, to sacrifice. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest