from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Haliotidæ; the ear-shells: so called from the excessive width of the aperture and the flatness of the small spire, which give it an ear-like or saucer-shaped figure.

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  • n. type genus of the family Haliotidae


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