pholad

noun
pho·​lad | \ ˈfōˌlad \
plural -s

Definition of pholad

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a mollusk of the family Pholadidae : piddock

pholad

adjective
\ " \

Definition of pholad (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or due to a pholad

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Other Words from pholad

Noun

pholadian \ fōˈlādēən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for pholad

Noun

Greek phōlad-, phōlas stone-boring mollusk

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“Pholad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pholad. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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