Ear-shell
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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  • ear shell — n. 1. ABALONE 2. the shell of the abalone, shaped somewhat like the human ear * * * ▪ gastropod       any of various marine snails of the subclass Prosobranchia (class Gastropoda) that constitute the genus Haliotis and family Haliotidae. The… …   Universalium

  • ear shell — n. 1. ABALONE 2. the shell of the abalone, shaped somewhat like the human ear …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • ear shell — noun Etymology: so called from the shape : abalone * * * ear shell, an abalone or other gastropod with an ear shaped shell. * * * n. another term for abalone …   Useful english dictionary

  • ear shell — noun the abalone or its shell …   Wiktionary

  • ear shell — noun Date: 1752 abalone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ear-shells — noun alternate spelling of ear shells (singular ear shell) …   Wiktionary

  • ear snail — noun or ear shell Etymology: so called from the shape : any gastropod mollusk of the family Ellobiidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shell — Shell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shelling}.] 1. To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters. [1913 Webster] 2. To separate the kernels of (an ear of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shell — less, adj. shell like, adj. /shel/, n. 1. a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusk, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusk. 2. any of various objects resembling such a covering, as in shape or in being more or… …   Universalium

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