piddock

noun
pid·​dock | \ ˈpi-dək How to pronounce piddock (audio) , -dik \

Definition of piddock

: a bivalve mollusk (family Pholadidae, especially genera Pholas and Barnea) that bores holes in wood, clay, and rocks

First Known Use of piddock

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piddock

origin unknown

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“Piddock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piddock. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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