Pho"las (?), n.; pl. Pholades (#). [NL., fr. Gr. , , a kind of mollusk.] Zool.

Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pholas, or family Pholadidae. They bore holes for themselves in clay, peat, and soft rocks.

 

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