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n. Chiefly British
A European abalone (Haliotis tuberculata) found chiefly in the Channel Islands.

[French dialectal, from French ormier, short for oreille-de-mer, translation of Latin auris maris, sea-ear : auris, ear; see ous- in Indo-European roots + maris, genitive of mare, sea; see mori- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Animals) Also called: sea-ear an edible marine gastropod mollusc, Haliotis tuberculata, that has an ear-shaped shell perforated with holes and occurs near the Channel Islands
2. (Animals) any other abalone
[C17: from French (Guernsey dialect), apparently from Latin auris ear + mare sea]
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Noun1.ormer - an abalone found near the Channel Islandsormer - an abalone found near the Channel Islands
abalone, ear-shell - any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
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