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1. (noun) pāua, abalone, sea ear, Haliotis iris - edible univalve mollusc of rocky shores that has flattened, ear-shaped shells with a row of small holes for breathing. Has a strong grip on rocks but move about at night grazing on seaweed. Haliotis iris, the largest pāua, has peacock-like colours on the inside of the shell.

See also pāua

Synonyms: pāua

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