Definition of abalone
: any of a genus (Haliotis) of edible rock-clinging gastropod mollusks that have a flattened shell slightly spiral in form, lined with mother-of-pearl, and with a row of apertures along its outer edge
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From a flattop grill helmed by a single chef, guests try an excellent twist on a tamale that’s almost as airy as a soufflé, in addition to quarter-sized baby abalone served with a sauce made from its own liver.
The buttons made in William Masinda's shop were fashioned from abalone and other types of shell harvested in the waters of Australia and New Zealand.
Bake, the Trinidadian bread that is not baked but fried, is topped with slices of lardo and local abalone instead of the traditional shark bits.
In between there are tiny ring bags a gal could dangle from her finger, purses made from abalone shells, purses with swingy flapper fringe and gold-mesh glamour bags from the 1950’s.
And the menu, Nguyen said, will have the kind of food typically served at a Vietnamese wedding banquet, like abalone and sautéed lobster.
The black bean sauce with steamed spare ribs tastes especially savory; the abalone sauce on the chicken feet a bit richer than the typical oyster sauce.
The early abalone season (opened May 1) has seen many people take their limits, according to Blake at Subsurface Progression Dive Shop.
Several of the photos on Shaun Gallon’s Facebook page show him on a beach, catching abalone and showing off homemade spears, bows and arrows.
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Origin and Etymology of abalone
American Spanish abulón, from Rumsen (American Indian language of Monterey Bay, California) aulon
First Known Use: 1850See Words from the same year
ABALONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of abalone for English Language Learners
: a type of shellfish that is eaten as food and that has a shell that is lined with a hard white material (called mother-of-pearl)
ABALONE Defined for Kids
Definition of abalone for Students
: a shellfish that is a mollusk which has a flattened shell with a pearly lining
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