gaper

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noun gap·er \ˈgā-pər sometimes ˈga-pər\

Definition of gaper

  1. 1 :  one that gapes

  2. 2 :  any of several large sluggish burrowing clams (families Myacidae and Mactridae) including several used for food

Origin and Etymology of gaper

1gape + 2-er


First Known Use: circa 1637

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