abalone
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abalone(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el abulón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Several species of abalone are farmed in the area.Se crian varias especies de abulón en la zona.
b. la oreja marina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Plenty of people get killed diving for abalone.Mucha gente muere buceando para recoger orejas marinas.
c. la oreja de mar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The abalone has almost been wiped out by overfishing in some areas.La oreja de mar casi ha desaparecido por la pesca excesiva en algunas zonas.
d. el loco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Abalones are farmed along much of the coast of Chile.Los locos se crían en gran parte del litoral chileno.
2. (culinary)
a. el abulón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My mother used to sautée abalones in butter.Mi madre salteaba los abulones con mantequilla.
b. la oreja marina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Abalones are much in demand in China.La oreja marina está muy cotizada en China.
c. la oreja de mar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Abalones are one of the most expensive shellfish in the world.La oreja de mar es uno de los mariscos más caros del mundo.
d. el loco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Abalones with mayonnaise are delicious.Los locos con mayonesa son exquisitos.
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abalone [ˌæbəˈləʊnɪ]
noun
oreja (f) marina; oreja (f) de mar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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