Definition of Abalone

1. Noun. Any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior.

Exact synonyms: Ear-shell
Generic synonyms: Gastropod, Univalve
Group relationships: Genus Haliotis, Haliotis
Specialized synonyms: Haliotis Tuberculata, Ormer, Sea-ear



Definition of Abalone

1. n. 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.

Definition of Abalone

1. Noun. (context: US Australia) An edible univalve mollusc of the genus ''Haliotis'', having a shell lined with mother-of-pearl. ¹

2. Noun. (context: US Australia) The meat of the aforementioned mollusc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abalone

1. an edible shellfish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Abalone

1. 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. (19 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Abalone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Popular Science Monthly Science (1912)
"One produced in a green abalone in seven months shows good form and luster. My average time for drilling a hole in the abalone shell, inserting the form and ..."

2. Ethnozoology of the Tewa Indians by Junius Henderson, John Peabody Harrington (1914)
"A mussel shell and a razor clam shell were also called 'eji, how correctly we are not certain. Beads made of abalone shell are called ..."

3. Southern California Quarterly by Los Angeles County Pioneers of Southern California, Historical Society of Southern California (1907)
"The abalone industry has reached such commercial value on the California Coast ... The consumption of the abalone or Haliotis shell-fish as food is of too ..."

4. Gems, Jewelers' Materials, and Ornamental Stones of California by George Frederick Kunz (1905)
"All this has to be done quickly and quietly, for if the abalone closes down on the rock, it can not be drawn off, so groat is its power of adhesion, ..."

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