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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 ?
There were mussels and abalones and clams and rock-oysters, and great ocean-crabs that were thrown upon the beaches in stormy weather.
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.
The influence of temperature on larval and juvenile growth in 3 species of southern California abalones.
Earlier, a ban had been imposed on fishing of abalones in 2008.
Red abalones fashion calcium carbonate--the stuff of chalk--into complex arrangements that yield rugged shells up to 40 times more fracture resistant than the blackboard implement.
For The abalone: 3 red abalones (about 4 ounces each and 3 1/2 inches long) For The rice: Abalones, from above Neutral oil as needed 2 or 3 spring onions, green tops thinly sliced, whites halved lengthwise 1 cup koshihikari (sushi rice) 1 1/2 cups water Shiro shoyu (white soy sauce) as needed Salt To serve: 6 to 8 shiso leaves, thinly sliced A few sprigs young amaranth
Biochemical and genetic engineering for improved production of abalones and other valuable mollusks.
Dr Ahmed Al Mazrouai, director, Fisheries Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, said the ban, in place for three years now, gave a chance for the abalones to recover.