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Channel Islands

What are abalone called in the channel islands?

Answer

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05/30/2009

Abalone is known in the Channel Islands as ormer (ôrmər). Being close to France, and despite being part of the UK, the Channel Islands' English is influenced by French, hence ormer, derived from the French ormier, which in turn comes from the Latin auris maris, meaning 'ear of the sea', from its shape.