Definition of Haliotis

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Haliotidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Haliotis
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Haliotidae, Haliotidae
Member holonyms: Abalone, Ear-shell



Definition of Haliotis

1. n. A genus of marine shells; the ear-shells. See Abalone.

Definition of Haliotis

1. Proper noun. A genus of marine shells of the family Haliotidae; the abalone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haliotis

1. a type of shell [n HALIOTIS]

Medical Definition of Haliotis

1. A genus of marine shells; the ear-shells. See Abalone. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Sea +, ear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haliotis

halidomes
halidoms
halids
halier
haliers
halieutic
halieutics
halimot
halimote
halimotes
halimots
haline
haling
haliographer
haliography
haliotis (current term)
haliotoid
haliphagia
halirenium
halireniums
halirift
halisauria
halisteresis
halisteretic
halite
halites
halitic
halitoses
halitosis
halitotic

Literary usage of Haliotis

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"Among scientists the shells are called haliotis and the family ... Japan has one fine species haliotis gigantea Chemnitz, that compares very favorably with ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (1902)
"Deshayes and Edwards), vol. iii., p. 515, No. 20. 1843. haliotis ... 433 (Genus 6), f. 39, and pl. 437 (Genus 10), f. 73. 1883. haliotis ..."

3. Southern California Quarterly by Los Angeles County Pioneers of Southern California, Historical Society of Southern California (1907)
"The consumption of the Abalone or haliotis shell-fish as food is of too early an origin to have been recorded. Athenaeus, a Greek writer noted for ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1838)
"The general form may be imagined from that of haliotis tuberculata, the most common species, the size, haliotis tuberculata. ..."

5. A Manual of the Mollusca: Being a Treatise on Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward, Ralph Tate (1875)
"The haliotis abounds on the shores of the Channel Islands, ... Shell large and thick, like haliotis, but entirely covered by the thick, hard, plaited mantle ..."

6. The Penal Code of the State of California: Adopted February 14, 1872, with by California, James Henry Deering, Charles Howard Fairall (1915)
"None of the provisions of this act shall apply to lobster (crawfish) or abalone (haliotis) caught or taken without the waters of this state, ..."

7. Guide to the Systematic Distribution of Mollusca in the British Museum by John Edward Gray (1857)
"haliotis. Shell ear-shaped, oblong, with a spiral ridge on the left side, ... Central tooth of haliotis tuberculata small, depressed at the base, ..."

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