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ormer

[awr-mer] /ˈɔr mər/
noun
1.
an abalone, Haliotis tuberculata, living in waters of the Channel Islands.
2.
any abalone.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < French ormier < Latin auris maris ear of the sea
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ormer

/ˈɔːmə/
noun
1.
Also called sea-ear. an edible marine gastropod mollusc, Haliotis tuberculata, that has an ear-shaped shell perforated with holes and occurs near the Channel Islands
2.
any other abalone
Word Origin
C17: from French (Guernsey dialect), apparently from Latin auris ear + mare sea
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