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giant clam Syllabification: gi·ant clam

Definition of giant clam in English:


A very large bivalve mollusk that occurs in the tropical Indo-Pacific.
  • Family Tridacnidae: several species, including Tridacna gigas, which is the largest living shelled mollusk
Example sentences
  • The red-plumed tubeworms and giant clams were nowhere to be seen.
  • The photograph below actually depicts a giant clam, Tridacna, from the south Pacific, but notice the pink encrusting material on the outsides of the shell.
  • Whales, sea turtles, crocodiles, giant clams, manta rays, and dugongs also ply the peninsula's waters.
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