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Meaning of ABALONE

Pronunciation:  `abu'lownee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
 

ABALONE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: ear-shell
 
 See Also: gastropod, genus Haliotis, Haliotis, Haliotis tuberculata, ormer, sea-ear, univalve

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab`a*lo"ne\ ([a^]b`[.a]*l[=o]"n[-e]), n. (Zo["o]l.)
A univalve mollusk of the genus {Haliotis}. The shell is
lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes;
the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of
California, clinging closely to the rocks.

 

 

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