Definition of ormer in English:
An abalone (mollusc), especially one used as food in the Channel Islands.
- Genus Haliotis, in particular H. tuberculata
- The ormer is a favourite with islanders who can spend hours wading through rock pools on Guernseys 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.
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