from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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 ornaments. Also called ear shell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A general name on the Pacific coast of the United States for marine shells of the family Haliotidæ (which see), having an oval form with a very wide aperture, a narrow, flattened ledge or columella, and a subspiral row of perforations extending from the apex to the distal margin of the shell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
So we set up camp on the beach which was nearly covered in abalone shells.
(Italy) and abulón, the Spanish source of our word abalone -- began 30 years ago in La Jolla.
(Italy) and abulón, the Spanish source of our word abalone -- began 30 years ago in California.
The total annual allowable catch of perlemoen, also known as abalone, has dropped rapidly over the years to the current 100 tons.
Raymond Chin Pang Shue was identified as the abalone diver who died in an incident that began at about 8: 30 a.m.
While investigating the case, police caught two Chinese nationals and a South African in possession of perlemoen (also known as abalone) on the farm Breelaagte, on the Cockscoombe road.
Unfortunately statistics for gangs involved in other forms of crime, such as abalone theft are very sketchy.
OR canned Chinese gluten "abalone", or other seafood sub such as Worthington "Skallops"
Rolland and Carol Sherman and published by Robert Rose, it contains over 8,000 entries on topics ranging from "abalone" to "zymurgy."
R67-million - to natural resources, such as abalone smuggling or over-fishing.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.