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abalone


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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,  clinging  closely  to  the  rocks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abalone 
  n  :  any  of  various  large  edible  marine  gastropods  of  the  genus 
  Heliotis  having  an  ear-shaped  shell  with  pearly  interior 
  [syn:  {ear-shell}] 




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