ear-shell definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of ear shell.
    • any one of various huge delicious marine gastropod mollusks associated with genus Haliotis, having a flattened ear-shaped layer with a pearly interior; -- called in addition sea-ear. See abalone.
    • the normal name of every layer regarding the household Haliotid√¶; a sea-ear: so-called from shape.
    • some of numerous large delicious marine gastropods associated with genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped layer with pearly interior

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