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Abalone Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    abalone n : any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior [syn: ear-shell]
Abalone Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Abalone \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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Abalone'


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).

Abalones live all over the world. They can be seen along the waters of every continent, except the Atlantic coast of South America, the Caribbean, and the East Coast of the United States. Most abalones are found in cold waters, along the coasts of New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, and Western North America and Japan in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Chilean Pacific coast, the species called loco (Concholepas Concholepas, Bruguière, 1789) has a hard, black shell, and is eaten by many people.

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  • Mexican Abalone gets a Chinese touch at Sui Sian Restaurant
    Cantonese Master Chef Lam Ching will prepare Mexican abalone in different styles and pair it with fish maw in brown sauce, goose feet and sea cucumber and served in a casserole, steamed and wrapped with minced shrimp and white asparagus. Absolutely delicious! Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'
  • South African police seize 5 tonnes of illegal abalone
    South African police arrested a Chinese national and three Mozambicans on Tuesday in a raid on an illegal abalone-drying facility that yielded nearly five tonnes of the gourmet mollusc known as "white gold" in Asia. Destined for trendy restaurants in Hong Kong and China, abalone - dubbed "white gold" after its pearly flesh - can fetch up to 4,5 Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'
  • Police Seize R3.8 Million Worth Of Abalone
    R3.8 million worth of abalone was found and confiscated by police on Thursday. This after police responded to a tip-off and raided a warehouse on a farm in the Philadelphia area of the Western Cape. Police spokesperson Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said police searched a store on the farm and discovered three drying rooms in which […] Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'

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