ormer

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English[edit]

Haliotis tuberculata

Etymology[edit]

From Norman ormèr/ormer, variants of French ormier, contraction of oreille-de-mer, from Late Latin *auris maris.

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Noun[edit]

ormer (plural ormers)

  1. An abalone or sea-ear, particularly Haliotis tuberculata, common in the Channel Islands.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 16:
      The food I like best of all foods is ormers; but you can't always get them.

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