[ awr-mer ]
/ ˈɔr mər /
an abalone, Haliotis tuberculata, living in waters of the Channel Islands.
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Origin of ormer
1665–75; <French ormier<Latin auris maris ear of the sea
Words nearby ormer
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Example sentences from the Web for ormer
Hennie Penny, you see, had come bravely through dire troubles of her own, and tribulation softens the heart as it does the ormer.Pearl of Pearl Island|John Oxenham
For one with artistic tastes and love of colour like myself, the interior of an ormer shell is a veritable fairy grotto.Jethou|E. R. Suffling
British Dictionary definitions for ormer
/ (ˈɔːmə) /
Also called: sea-ear an edible marine gastropod mollusc, Haliotis tuberculata, that has an ear-shaped shell perforated with holes and occurs near the Channel Islands
any other abalone
Word Origin for ormer
C17: from French (Guernsey dialect), apparently from Latin auris ear + mare sea
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