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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocks [syn: Pholas, genus Pholas]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a piddock, esp. of the genus Pholas. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk pholas that lurks in a hole (pholeos)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pholas Pho"las, n.; pl. Pholades. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a kind of mollusk.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pholas, or family Pholadid[ae]. They bore holes for themselves in clay, peat, and soft rocks.



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