from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dance band, especially in Latin America.
- n. A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)