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abaloneab‧a‧lo‧ne /ˌæbəˈləʊni $ -ˈloʊ-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  DFa kind of shellfish which is used as food and whose shell contains mother-of-pearl
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abaloneThe companies also undertake to ensure the protection of four marine species: kelp, abalone, sand dollars and sea urchins.This has brought them into conflict with the fishing industry as the harvesting of abalone is commercially important.Squab was ordered but extra portions of abalone wrapped in Tientsin cabbage appeared.Sometimes a young otter trails the white-faced adult, and is harried by a hungry gull competing for scraps of abalone.
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