- a large mollusk of the genus Haliotis, having a bowllike shell bearing a row of respiratory holes, the flesh of which is used for food and the shell for ornament and as a source of mother-of-pearl.
- In the case of the excruciatingly slow-growing red abalone, this could be ten to twelve years.
- In California, tourists have been pitted against career foragers, causing problems for wild mushrooms and abalone.
- On these we stroll and gather abalone shells and empty sea eggs and other relics up-thrown by winter storms.
- Emmie, grown very pink, had thrust Editha and Archibald Abalone under the table.
- Disks of abalone shell with small openings to permit actual vision were fitted into the eye openings in the basket.
- Incidentally, it is interesting to note that the Chinese consumed the abalone meat in large quantities.
- Yet as each man rose again usually he had secured one or more of the large abalone shells.