sea-ear
Ear-shell Ear"-shell`, n. (Zo["o]l.) any of various large edible marine gastropod mollusks of the genus {Haliotis}, having a flattened ear-shaped shell with a pearly interior; -- called also {sea-ear}. See {Abalone}.

Syn: abalone. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sea-ear — (s[=e] [=e]r ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of ear shaped shells of the genus {Haliotis}. See {Abalone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea ear — noun An ormer (genus Haliotis) • • • Main Entry: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea ear — /ˈsi ɪə/ (say see ear) noun → abalone …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea-ear — noun an abalone found near the Channel Islands • Syn: ↑ormer, ↑Haliotis tuberculata • Hypernyms: ↑abalone, ↑ear shell …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ear-shell — n. (Zo[ o]l.) any of various large edible marine gastropod mollusks of the genus {Haliotis}, having a flattened ear shaped shell with a pearly interior; called also {sea ear}. See {Abalone}. Syn: abalone. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ear-shell — noun any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear shaped shell with pearly interior • Syn: ↑abalone • Hypernyms: ↑gastropod, ↑univalve • Hyponyms: ↑ormer, ↑sea ear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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