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zebra mussel

noun

Definition of zebra mussel

  1. :  a chiefly freshwater Eurasian lamellibranch mollusk (Dreissena polymorpha) that was accidentally introduced into the Great Lakes and has spread to other waterways where it colonizes and clogs water intake pipes and competes with native fish for food



1883

First Known Use of zebra mussel

1883


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