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ormers

ormers is a plural form of ormer

ormer

Definition:

an abalone found near the Channel Islands

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

ormers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Haliotis tuberculata [species] | sea ear | sea-ear | H. tuberculata [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

French dialectal, from French ormier, short for oreille-de-mer, translation of...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Abalone | Haliotidae | ear shells | ormer | venus's-ears

a common name for any of a group of small to very large edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Haliotidae. Other common names are ear shells, sea ears, and muttonfish or muttonshells in Australia, ormer in Great Britain, perlemoen... (42 of 6966 words, pronunciations, 23 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

ormer | Haliotis tuberculata [species, sense-specific] | sea-ear [synonym, sense-specific]

an edible marine gastropod molluscthat has an ear-shaped shell perforated with holes and occurs near the Channel Islands | any other abalone (21 of 300 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ormer

American Heritage Dictionary:

ormer [British]

An abalone, especially of the species "Haliotis tuberculata", found chiefly in the Channel Islands. (14 of 50 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ormer

Oxford Dictionary:

ormer

an abalone (mollusc), especially one used as food in the Channel Islands.; Genus Haliotis, in particular H. tuberculata (18 of 46 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ormer

Wiktionary:

ormer | ormers [plural] | abalone [synonym] | sea-ear [synonym] | ear shell [synonym]

An abalone or sea-ear, particularly Haliotis tuberculata, common in the Channel Islands. (12 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ormer

New World Dictionary:

ormer [British, dialect]

"abalone" (1 of 26 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ormer

Random House Dictionary:

ormer | Haliotis tuberculata [species, sense-specific]

an abalone living in waters of the Channel Islands. | any abalone. (11 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/ormer

Merriam-Webster:

abalone | ear shell [abalone] | Haliotis [genus]

any of a genus of edible rock-clinging gastropod mollusks that have a flattened shell slightly spiral in form, lined with mother-of-pearl, and with a ... (24 of 68 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/abalone

Britannica Encyclopedia:

ear shell [gastropod]

any of various marine snails of the subclass Prosobranchia that constitute the genus Haliotis and family Haliotidae. The characteristic planispiral ... (20 of 201 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/175667​/ear-shell

Columbia Encyclopedia:

abalone

popular name in the United States for a univalve gastropod mollusk of the genus "Haliotis", members of which are also called ear shells, or sea ears, ... (26 of 104 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0802033​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

abalone [countable/uncountable] | abalones [plural]

a shellfish that can be eaten as food. Its shell contains mother-of-pearl. (12 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/abalone

Cambridge Dictionary:

abalone

a small sea animal that can be eaten and which lives inside a shell that is the shape of an ear with a white shiny inside (26 of 31 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/abalone

Encarta Dictionary:

ormer [British] | ormers [plural] | Haliotis tuberculata [species]

in the Channel islands, an abalone when eaten as seafood. (10 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561506027​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

ormer [British]

Origin: French dialectal, from French ormier, short for oreille-de-mer, translation of Latin auris maris, sea-ear: auris, ... (15 of 31 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ormer

Oxford Dictionary:

ormer

Origin: mid 17th century: Channel Islands French, from French ormier, from Latin auris maris "ear of the sea" (because of its ear-like shape)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ormer

New World Dictionary:

ormer [British, dialect]

Origin: French dialect (Channel Islands) from French ormier from Latin auris maris, ear of the sea (see "ear" and "mare"): from its shape

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ormer

Wiktionary:

ormer | ormers [plural]

Origin: Jèrriais ormèr, Guernésiais ormer, variants of French ormier, contraction of oreille-de-mer, from Late Latin *auris maris.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ormer

Collins Dictionary:

ormer

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French (Guernsey dialect), apparently from Latin auris ear + mare sea

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ormer

Encarta Dictionary:

ormer [British] | ormers [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: Channel Islands French from Latin auris maris "sea ear"; from its shape

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561506027​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

ormer

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ormer"

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the Free Dictionary:

ormer

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "ormer"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "ormer" by speech synthesizer

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YourDictionary Audio:

ormer

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ormer"

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