Definitions for abaloneˌæb əˈloʊ ni
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ab•a•lo•neˌæb əˈloʊ ni(n.)
any gastropod mollusk of the family Haliotidae, having a flat, oval shell: the flesh is used for food and the shell as a source of mother-of-pearl.
Origin of abalone:
1840–50, Amer.; taken as sing. of California Sp abulones, pl. of abulón,aulón
any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
An edible univalve mollusc of the genus Haliotis, having a shell lined with mother-of-pearl.
The meat of the aforementioned mollusc.
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