Ormer definition

ôrmər
A European abalone (Haliotis tuberculata) found chiefly in the Channel Islands.
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An abalone or sea-ear, particularly Haliotis tuberculata, common in the Channel Islands.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ormer
Plural:
ormers

Origin of ormer

  • French dialectal from French ormier short for oreille-de-mer translation of Latin auris maris sea-ear auris ear ous- in Indo-European roots maris genitive of mare sea mori- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Jèrriais ormèr, Guernésiais ormer, variants of French ormier, contraction of oreille-de-mer, from Late Latin *auris maris.

    From Wiktionary