Abalone

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Abalone Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior

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Abalone Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Abalone (from Spanish Abulón) are a type of Gastropod shellfish.

Abalone are known by their colorful inside shell. This is also called ear-shell, ormer in Guernsey, perlemoen in South Africa, and pāua in New Zealand.

The meat of this shellfish is thought to be delicious in some parts of Latin America (especially Chile), South East Asia, and East Asia (especially in China, Japan, and Korea).



Abalone Sample Sentences in News


  • Possible Lawsuit Over Pinto Abalone Protection
    Conservation groups fight to list the small sea critters under the Endangered Species Act. Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'
  • 'Syndicate' members charged with trafficking abalone, rock lobster
    Members of an alleged seafood trafficking syndicate have been charged with illegally taking and selling commercial quantities of abalone. Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'
  • Port Fairy cray fisherman fined for obstructing fisheries officer
    A PORT Fairy professional cray fisherman has been fined $400 after failing to comply with fisheries officer when he was caught with three undersized abalone. Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'

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