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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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References in classic literature ?
Then, while Billy wandered in a vain search for abalones, Saxon lay and dabbled in the crystal-clear water of a roak-pool, dipping up handfuls of glistening jewels--ground bits of shell and pebble of flashing rose and blue and green and violet.
Billy had to drag Saxon away from the window of a fascinating shop where were iridescent pearls of abalone, set and unset.
My father had a set of cuff-buttons made of abalone shell," she said.
There were mussels and abalones and clams and rock-oysters, and great ocean-crabs that were thrown upon the beaches in stormy weather.
Evaluation of economical feed formulations for abalones (Haliotis discus hannai).
The abalones were cultured in Gondol-Bali, and the natural foods used for abalone's feeding were analyzed in Bogor Agricultural Institute.
In a attempt to prevent the abalone from becoming extinct, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries banned its fishing for three years (2008, 2009 and 2010), in addition to a ban on fishing, collecting and trading in abalones that are less than 90 millimetres in size.
At present there are 25 centres dedicated to the culture of abalones in Chile, of which 65% are located in southern Chile (40-42[degrees]S), 25% in central-northern Chile (30-32[degrees]S) and a remaining 10% distributed between Chile's central area (32-34[degrees]S) and the country's most northern area (27-29[degrees]S).
Chef Kinch offers six recipes showcasing all the best abalones have to offer.
The shells of abalones have a low and open spiral structure and are characterized by several open respiratory pores in a row near the shell's outer edge.
As they grow, their ability to feed grows along with them, and the smaller abalones are left with a smaller share of the food and an inability to thrive.
Ng, CEO of Oceanus, said Taiwan is ideal for his company to explore the Asian market by being so near to China, the world's largest consumer market for abalones.