American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. They are used for ornamental purposes, such as inlaying, and for the manufacture of buttons and other articles. Also called
earshell, and by the Japanese awabi (which see).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
- n. any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
- From American Spanish abulón, from Spanish aulone, either from Rumsen (Southern Ohlone) aūlun ("red abalone") or from Shoshone aūlun ("red abalone"). (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish abulón. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“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.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘abalone’.
very comprehensive list
of molluscs,who does not like
calamari? hmm yum
100,000 species just in molluscs
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
aa gets over 40 hits
aardvark 49 hits
abbatoir 103 hits
abjure 138 hits
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
I enjoy collecting words, for I have no fear of them ever running out.
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favourite word" and adds it to this list.
thunderfuck, incredible, merp, sara, flopparoo, smother, fugly, buer, plum, canny, nefelibata, cuntbucket and 1972 more...
Okay, I admit it. I made a list of words my daughter knew when she was two years old.
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
For stuff to simply reside.
"Snaily, clammy, squidy" has evolved into a vehicle for linking to mollusk quotations, so I've started this list for vernacular names of mollusks.
The omission of a sound, letter, or syllable from a word.
Looking for tweets for abalone.