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ormer

[ awr-mer ]

noun

  1. an abalone, Haliotis tuberculata, living in waters of the Channel Islands.
  2. any abalone.


ormer

/ ˈɔːmə /

noun

  1. Also calledsea-ear an edible marine gastropod mollusc, Haliotis tuberculata, that has an ear-shaped shell perforated with holes and occurs near the Channel Islands
  2. any other abalone


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ormer1

1665–75; < French ormier < Latin auris maris ear of the sea
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ormer1

C17: from French (Guernsey dialect), apparently from Latin auris ear + mare sea
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Example Sentences

For one with artistic tastes and love of colour like myself, the interior of an ormer shell is a veritable fairy grotto.

Hennie Penny, you see, had come bravely through dire troubles of her own, and tribulation softens the heart as it does the ormer.

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