noun /æbəˈləʊni/
An edible univalve mollusc of the genus Haliotis, having a shell lined with mother-of-pearl.
Syn: ear-shell, ormer, pāua, pawa, perlemoen

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  • abalone — [ abalɔn ] n. m. • 1966; mot angl. amér. ♦ Zool. Ormeau (2). « des huîtres perlières et des abalones dont la coquille était jadis très prisée » (Perec). ● abalone nom masculin (mot anglais) Autre nom de l haliotide. ⇒ABALONE, subst. masc. ZOOL.,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Abalone — steht für: Seeohren, große Seeschnecken aus der Familie der Haliotidae Abalone (Spiel), ein Brettspiel Siehe auch:  Wiktionary: Abalone – Bedeutungserklärungen, Wortherkunft, Synonyme, Übersetzungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • abalone — (n.) 1850, American English, from Sp. abulon from Costanoan (a California coastal Indian language family) aluan red abalone …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abalone — ☆ abalone [ab΄ə lō′nē ] n. [Calif. MexSp aulón < Costanoan (a Penutian language) aulun] any of a family (Haliotidae) of edible gastropod sea mollusks with an oval, somewhat spiral shell perforated near the edge and lined with mother of pearl …   English World dictionary

  • Abalone — For board game, see Abalone (board game). Abelone redirects here. For the wine grape that is also known as Abelone, see Chasselas. Abalone Living abalone in tank showing epipodium and tentacles, anterior end to the right …   Wikipedia

  • abalone — /ab euh loh nee/, n. a large mollusk of the genus Haliotis, having a bowllike shell bearing a row of respiratory holes, the flesh of which is used for food and the shell for ornament and as a source of mother of pearl. [1840 50, Amer.; taken as… …   Universalium

  • Abalone — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. L’abalone est le nom anglais de l’haliotis (ou ormeau), mollusque marin. L Abalone est un jeu de société créé en 1988. L Abalone est l’adaptation… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • abalone — UK [ˌæbəˈləʊnɪ] / US [ˌæbəˈloʊnɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms abalone : singular abalone plural abalones a shellfish that can be eaten as food. Its shell contains mother of pearl …   English dictionary

  • Abalone — Aba|lo|ne, die; , n [engl. abalone, zu gleichbed. span. (nordamerik.) abulones, Pl. von: abulón, aus einer Indianerspr. des südöstl. Nordamerika] (Gastron.): eine essbare Meeresschnecke …   Universal-Lexikon

  • abalone — [[t]æbəlo͟ʊni[/t]] abalones N VAR Abalone is a shellfish that you can eat and that has a shiny substance called mother of pearl inside its shell …   English dictionary

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