Synonyms for abalone

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-uh-loh-nee
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæb əˈloʊ ni

Définition of abalone

Origin :
  • type of marine shell, 1850, American English, from Spanish abulon from Costanoan (a California coastal Indian language family) aluan "red abalone."
  • noun shell
Example sentences :
  • The body of the abalone is a mass of muscle that has tremendous strength.
  • Extract from : « Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer » by J. W. Duffield
  • The Haliotis or abalone was also used and was called uhl-lo.
  • Extract from : « Birds and Nature, Vol. 12 No. 2 [July 1902] » by Various
  • I'll leave them here for you—and there's plenty of turtle and abalone to be had for the catching.
  • Extract from : « Moran of the Lady Letty » by Frank Norris
  • But the abalone—as a Christian comestible he is a stranger to me and the tooth o' me.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Ambrose Bierce » by Ambrose Bierce
  • Not another one of us was ever caught in the closing shell of an abalone.
  • Extract from : « Before Adam » by Jack London
  • I insist on knowing; and what was that abalone shell remark?
  • Extract from : « The Rules of the Game » by Stewart Edward White
  • She also hangs wampum or bits of abalone shell on the finest ones.
  • Extract from : « Stories of California » by Ella M. Sexton
  • The habitation deposit consists of loose, ashy dark soil charged with clam and abalone shells, and mammal and bird bones.
  • Extract from : « The Topanga Culture Final Report on Excavations, 1948 » by A. E. Treganza
  • Abalone shell was commonly used by peoples of adjacent California.
  • Extract from : « A Burial Cave in Baja California » by William C. Massey
  • The Haliotis or abalone shells abound in many parts of the world and are widely known for their beauty.
  • Extract from : « Birds and Nature, Vol. 12 No. 3 [August 1902] » by Various

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