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ormer

Saltos de línea: ormer
Pronunciación: /ˈɔːmə
 
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Definición de ormer en inglés:

sustantivo

An abalone (mollusc), especially one used as food in the Channel Islands.
  • Genus Haliotis, in particular H. tuberculata
Example sentences
  • The ormer is a favourite with islanders who can spend hours wading through rock pools on Guernsey’s coastline in search of the elusive abalone.
  • The Oormer is a single-shelled gastropod that crawls (limpet-like) over the rocks feeding on algae.
  • Although the ormer is not a commercially exploited species, it is very important both biologically and socially to Jersey.

Origen

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

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