Brit., Dial. abalone
Origin of ormerFrench dialect, dialectal (Channel Islands) from French ormier from Classical Latin auris maris, ear of the sea (see ear and mare): from its shape
A European abalone (Haliotis tuberculata) found chiefly in the Channel Islands.
Origin of ormerFrench dialectal from French ormier short for oreille-de-mer translation of Latin auris maris sea-ear auris ear ; see ous- in Indo-European roots. maris genitive of mare sea ; see mori- in Indo-European roots.
From JÃ¨rriais ormÃ¨r, GuernÃ©siais ormer, variants of French ormier, contraction of oreille-de-mer, from Late Latin *auris maris.