Abalone

The abalone is the popular name for various species of the shell-fish of the Haliotidae family. They have a richly coloured shell yielding mother-of-pearl. This sort of Haliotis is also commonly called ear-shell, and in Guernsey the ormer. The abalone shell is found especially at Santa Barbara and other places on the southern Californian coast, and
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Abalone

This gastropod can be found along the coasts of California, Mexico and Japan. The edible portion is the 'adductor muscle' (false foot) by which it clings to rocks. Its iridescent ear-shaped shell is the source of mother-of-pearl.
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Abalone

Waters:Pacific coasts (California to Chile), Indo-Pacific coasts (Asia, Japan, Africa), English Channel, Mediterranean Sea Description (in water): A large, ear-shaped univalve mollusk with iridescent shell protecting body and foothlike adductor muscle with which it moves and cling to rocks. Abalone ranges from 6 inches to 1 foot in length and weigh
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abalone

[n] - any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
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Abalone

colourful shell material commonly inlaid on instruments for decoration. Abalone comes in A vast array of colours and is very beautiful
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Abalone

Ab`a·lo'ne (ăb`ȧ*lō'ne) noun (Zoology) A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis . The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks.
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abalone

<marine biology> A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks. ... (19 Mar 1998) ...
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abalone

ear-shell noun any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
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Abalone

• (n.) A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks.
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abalone

any of several marine snails of the subclass Prosobranchia (class Gastropoda) constituting the genus Haliotis and family Haliotidae, in which the ... [3 related articles]
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Abalone

[molecular mechanics] Abalone is a general purpose molecular dynamics and molecular graphics program for simulations of bio-molecules in a periodic boundary conditions in explicit water (Flexible SPC) or in implicit water models. Mainly designed to simulate the proteins folding and DNA-ligand complexes in AMBER force field. ==The key featur
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abalone

A univalve mollusc (class Gastropoda) of the genus Haliotis. Abalones are harvested commercially for food consumption. The shell, which has a series of perforations near the edge and is lined with highly iridescent mother-of-pearl, is used for commercial (ornamental) purposes.
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abalone

abalone (ăbulō'nē) , popular name in the United States for a univalve gastropod mollusk of the genus Haliotis, members of which are also called ear shells, or sea ears, as their shape resembles the human ear. The shell provides a rooflike covering for the abalone and is perfora...
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abalone

Edible marine snail of the worldwide genus Haliotis, family Haliotidae. Abalones have flattened, oval, spiralled shells, which have holes around the outer edge and a bluish mother-of-pearl lining. This lining is used in ornamental work
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abalone

Abalone are shellfish of the univalve family, meaning they only have one shell, unlike bivalves such as clams that consist of two shells. This edible gastropod belongs to the same family as the sea slug and is related to the snail. Out of its shell, it resembles a large scallop. They are found in United States, Japan, Australia, Mexico, and Indo...
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Abalone

[disambiguation] Abalone is a kind of shellfish. Abalone can also mean: ...
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Abalone

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Abalone

Abalone (i: or i:; via Spanish abulón, from the (Rumsen language) aulón) is a common name for any of a group of small to very large edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Haliotidae. Other common names are ear shells, sea ears, and muttonfish or muttonshells in Australia, ormer in Great Britain, and pāua in New Zealand. The
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Abalone

A deposit made from inside a seashell, also called mother-of-pearl.
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