Abalone meaning

ăbə-lōnē, ăbə-lō-
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.

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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.
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(US, Australia) An edible univalve mollusc of the genus Haliotis, having a shell lined with mother-of-pearl. [Mid 19th century.]
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(trademark) A game played on an hexagonal board where the goal is to "push" the opponent's pieces off the board.
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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 ornaments.
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(US, Australia) The meat of the aforementioned mollusc. [Mid 19th century.]
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Origin of abalone

  • American Spanish abulón from Rumsen (Penutian language of the Monterey Bay area) aulon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From American Spanish abulón, from Spanish aulone, either from Rumsen (Southern Ohlone) aūlun (“red abalone”) or from Shoshone aūlun (“red abalone”).

    From Wiktionary