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ear shell

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  • Haliotis, the ear-shell, is remarkable for its brilliant colours, and for a line of singular perforations in many of the species.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
  • The Haliotidæ offer in the representative genus Haliotis, or the "ear-shell," another familiar mantelpiece ornament.

British Dictionary definitions for ear-shell

ear shell

another name for the abalone
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