- abandon hope, all ye who enter here,
Origin of abalone
Examples from the Web for abalone
In California, tourists have been pitted against career foragers, causing problems for wild mushrooms and abalone.
There are also beautiful fossils and corals and abalone shells.
But the abalone—as a Christian comestible he is a stranger to me and the tooth o' me.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
The thought came to me that if I should keep perfectly quiet, the abalone might think his danger gone and loosen his grip.
They fasten a chain to the abalone, and it swims out and attaches itself to the under side of a shark.
Both the exterior and the lining of the abalone shell have most exquisite coloring and are capable of a high polish.Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway|Effie Price Gladding
Word Origin for abalone
type of marine shell, 1850, American English, from Spanish abulon from Costanoan (a California coastal Indian language family) aluan "red abalone."