haliotis

noun
hal·​i·​o·​tis | \ ˌhalēˈōtə̇s \

Definition of haliotis

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Haliotidae) of gastropod mollusks comprising the abalones
2 plural haliotis : any mollusk of the genus Haliotis : abalone

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Other Words from haliotis

haliotoid \ ¦⸗⸗¦ōtˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for haliotis

New Latin, from hali- + Greek ōt-, ous ear

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“Haliotis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haliotis. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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