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ear shell

noun
  1. abalone.
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Historical Examples of ear shell

  • The Haliotidæ offer in the representative genus Haliotis, or the "Ear-shell," another familiar mantelpiece ornament.

    Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils

    Peter Gray

  • Haliotis, the ear-shell, is remarkable for its brilliant colours, and for a line of singular perforations in many of the species.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier


British Dictionary definitions for ear shell

ear shell

noun
  1. another name for the abalone
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