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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-uh-loh-nee]
    • /ˌæb əˈloʊ ni/
    • /ˌæ.bə.ˈləʊ.niz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-uh-loh-nee]
    • /ˌæb əˈloʊ ni/

Definitions of abalones word

  • noun abalones a large mollusk of the genus Haliotis, having a bowllike shell bearing a row of respiratory holes, the flesh of which is used for food and the shell for ornament and as a source of mother-of-pearl. 1
  • noun abalones Plural form of abalone. 1
  • noun abalones plural of abalone. 0

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Origin of abalones

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50, Americanism; taken as singular of California Spanish abulones, plural of abulón, aulón < a word in Rumsen, a Costanoan language formerly spoken at Monterey, California

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A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for abalones

noun abalones

  • shells — a hard outer covering of an animal, as the hard case of a mollusk, or either half of the case of a bivalve mollusk.
  • mollusks — any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, typically having a calcareous shell of one, two, or more pieces that wholly or partly enclose the soft, unsegmented body, including the chitons, snails, bivalves, squids, and octopuses.
  • ears — the part of a cereal plant, as corn, wheat, etc., that contains the flowers and hence the fruit, grains, or kernels.

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