Definition of "abalone" [ab•a•lo•ne]

  • (noun) Any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis, having an ear-shaped shell with a row of holes along the outer edge. The colorful pearly interior of the shell is often used for making ornaments. Also called ear shell.
  • (noun) any of various edible marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Haliotis, having an ear-shaped shell that is perforated with a row of respiratory holes. The shells are used for ornament or decoration

Use "abalone" in a sentence

  • "So we set up camp on the beach which was nearly covered in abalone shells."
  • "(Italy) and abulón, the Spanish source of our word abalone -- began 30 years ago in La Jolla."
  • "(Italy) and abulón, the Spanish source of our word abalone -- began 30 years ago in California."

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