Spisula

noun
Spis·​u·​la | \ ˈspisələ, -izə- \

Definition of Spisula

: a genus of surf clams that includes a large yellowish white thick-shelled clam (S. solidissima) that is the common edible surf clam of the eastern coast of North America

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History and Etymology for Spisula

New Latin, perhaps irregular from J.B. von Spix †1826 German zoologist

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“Spisula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spisula. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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