(n.) A univalve mollusk of the genus Haliotis. The shell is lined with mother-of-pearl, and used for ornamental purposes; the sea-ear. Several large species are found on the coast of California, clinging closely to the rocks.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Abalone'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/a/abalone.html. 1828.