Spisula

noun Spis·u·la \ˈspisələ, -izə-\

Definition of Spisula

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of spisula

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


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