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)



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  • There many migrants ended their treks.
    The music and food show the effects,
    And hybrid conjunto
    Makes nicely the punto
    That mixed are the parents of Tex-Mex.

    October 24, 2014