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ab·a·lo·ne

 (ăb′ə-lō′nē, ăb′ə-lō′-)
n.
Any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis, having an ear-shaped shell with a row of holes along the outer edge. The colorful pearly interior of the shell is often used for making jewelry or other ornaments. Also called ear shell.

[American Spanish abulón, from Rumsen (Penutian language of the Monterey Bay area) aulon.]

abalone

(ˌæbəˈləʊnɪ)
n
(Animals) any of various edible marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Haliotis, having an ear-shaped shell that is perforated with a row of respiratory holes. The shells are used for ornament or decoration. Also called: ear shell or haliotis See also ormer
[C19: from American Spanish abulón; origin unknown]

ab•a•lo•ne

(ˌæb əˈloʊ ni)

n.
any gastropod mollusk of the family Haliotidae, having a flat, oval shell: the flesh is used for food and the shell as a source of mother-of-pearl.
[1840–50, Amer.; taken as singular of California Sp abulones, pl. of abulón,aulón]

ab·a·lo·ne

(ăb′ə-lō′nē)
Any of various edible mollusks that have a large, ear-shaped shell. The shell has a row of holes along the outer edge, and the interior is lined with mother-of-pearl.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abalone - any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interiorabalone - any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
genus Haliotis, Haliotis - type genus of the family Haliotidae
Haliotis tuberculata, ormer, sea-ear - an abalone found near the Channel Islands
Translations
Abalone
abalonipunamerikorva
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abalone

[ˌæbəˈləʊnɪ] Noreja f marina

abalone

[ˌæbəˈləʊni] n (= shellfish) → ormeau m abalone shellabalone shell ncoquille f d'ormeau, oreille f de mer

abalone

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