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


  • Abalone farming project expanded in WA
    An abalone aquaculture project will be expanded in Western Australia and could produce up to 100 tonnes of the seafood delicacy each year. Premier Colin Barnett said Ocean Grown Abalone had been granted ... Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'
  • Abalone farming project expanded
    A WA company will expand its abalone aquaculture operations to produce up to 100 tonnes every year. Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'
  • Abalone diver dies off Sonoma County coast
    A man diving for abalone off the Sonoma County coast died Wednesday, officials said, though the exact cause of death was unclear. The victim’s diving partner called authorities just after 3 p.m. from Galleons Reach, a road off Highway 1 about two miles south of Sea Ranch, said Capt. Shelley Spear of the Sea Ranch Fire Department. The caller told authorities that Read more on this news related to 'Abalone'

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