These are three abalones.
An abalone is a sea creature, prized by many for its mother-of-pearl shell and its delicate edible flesh.
Their family always prepared abalone for their Chinese New Year celebration.
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
Origin of abaloneCalif. Mexican Spanish aulón from Costanoan (a Penutian language) aulun
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 jewelry or other ornaments. Also called ear shell .
Origin of abaloneAmerican Spanish abulón from Rumsen (Penutian language of the Monterey Bay area) aulon
(usually uncountable, plural abalones)