ormer

ormer

[awr-mer]
noun
1.
an abalone, Haliotis tuberculata, living in waters of the Channel Islands.
2.
any abalone.

Origin:
1665–75; < French ormier < Latin auris maris ear of the sea

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ormer (ˈɔːmə)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from French (Guernsey dialect), apparently from Latin auris ear + mare sea]

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