Definition of abalone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abalone

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌæbəˈləʊni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæbəˈloʊni//
 
[countable, uncountable] Invertebrates
 
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a shellfish that can be eaten and whose shell contains mother-of-pearl See related entries: Invertebrates Word Origin mid 19th cent. (originally North American): from American Spanish abulones, plural of abulón, from aulón, the name in an American Indian language of Monterey Bay, California.
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