giant clam

giant clam


Definition of GIANT CLAM

:  a very large clam (Tridacna gigas) found on the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific oceans that sometimes weighs more than 500 pounds (227 kilograms)

First Known Use of GIANT CLAM

circa 1889


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