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Abalones Meaning in English

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The Definition of - Abalones (noun)

    a large mollusk of the genus Haliotis, having a bowllike shell bearing a row of respiratory holes, the flesh of which is used for food and the shell for ornament and as a source of mother-of-pearl.

Word Example of - Abalones

    Example Sentences for abalone

    The Haliotis or abalone shells abound in many parts of the world and are widely known for their beauty.

    The body of the abalone is a mass of muscle that has tremendous strength.

    There are also beautiful fossils and corals and abalone shells.

    I insist on knowing; and what was that abalone shell remark?

    She also hangs wampum or bits of abalone shell on the finest ones.

    The habitation deposit consists of loose, ashy dark soil charged with clam and abalone shells, and mammal and bird bones.

    Not another one of us was ever caught in the closing shell of an abalone.

    Abalone shell was commonly used by peoples of adjacent California.

    You wade out among the rocks until you catch sight of an abalone.

    Disks of abalone shell with small openings to permit actual vision were fitted into the eye openings in the basket.

Word Origin & History of - Abalones

    Word Origin & History

    abalone 1850, Amer.Eng., from Sp. abulon from Costanoan (a California coastal Indian language family) aluan "red abalone."