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 amp; 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.