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pholas

Saltos de línea: pho¦las
Pronunciación: /ˈfəʊləs
 
/

Definición de pholas en inglés:

sustantivo

The common piddock (mollusc).
  • Pholas dactylus, family Pholadidae
Example sentences
  • If the reader will examine the outside of a Pholas shell, he will find it studded, in regular rows, with little projections.
  • The bodies of other marine animals shine after death, none perhaps so vividly as that of the Pholas, a mollusk well known to those who reside on the coast.

Origen

mid 17th century: modern Latin (later adopted as a genus name), from Greek phōlas 'that lurks in a hole', from phōleos 'hole'.

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