ear-shells

alternate spelling of ear shells (singular ear shell).

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  • ear shell — n. 1. ABALONE 2. the shell of the abalone, shaped somewhat like the human ear * * * ▪ gastropod       any of various marine snails of the subclass Prosobranchia (class Gastropoda) that constitute the genus Haliotis and family Haliotidae. The… …   Universalium

  • Ear snail — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ear trumpet — Trumpet Trump et, n. [F. trompette, dim. of trompe. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. (Mus.) A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea-ear — (s[=e] [=e]r ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of ear shaped shells of the genus {Haliotis}. See {Abalone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog ear — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abalone — For board game, see Abalone (board game). Abelone redirects here. For the wine grape that is also known as Abelone, see Chasselas. Abalone Living abalone in tank showing epipodium and tentacles, anterior end to the right …   Wikipedia

  • Haliotis — Ha li*o tis (h[=a] l[i^]*[=o] t[i^]s or h[a^]l [i^] ), prop. n. [NL., fr. Gr. a ls sea + o y^s, wto s, ear.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of marine shells; the ear shells. See {Abalone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marado — Coordinates: 33°07′N 126°16′E / 33.117°N 126.267°E / 33.117; 126.267 …   Wikipedia

  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

  • Native American jewelry — is the personal adornment, often in the forms of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, pins, brooches, labrets, and others, made by the Indigenous peoples of the United States. Native American jewelry reflects the cultural diversity and history… …   Wikipedia

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