Definition of ormer in English:

ormer

noun

  • An abalone (mollusc), especially one used as food in the Channel Islands.

    • ‘The ormer is a favourite with islanders who can spend hours wading through rock pools on Guernsey’s coastline in search of the elusive abalone.’
    • ‘The Oormer is a single-shelled gastropod that crawls (limpet-like) over the rocks feeding on algae.’
    • ‘Although the ormer is not a commercially exploited species, it is very important both biologically and socially to Jersey.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: Channel Islands French, from French ormier, from Latin auris maris ear of the sea (because of its ear-like shape).

Pronunciation:

ormer

/ˈɔːmə/