Abalone (noun)

A marine mollusk with a flattened shell and a soft body, which is widely used for food in many countries, especially in Asia.


Early 17th century: from spanish abulón, probably of native american origin.


  1. Abalone is considered a delicacy and is often served in high-end restaurants.
  2. The abalone shells are used for jewelry and other decorative items.
  3. The abalone is a slow-growing species, which has led to overfishing and conservation efforts.
  4. The meat of the abalone is considered to have a rich, buttery flavor.
  5. Abalone is a popular ingredient in many traditional dishes, such as sushi and stir-fry.
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