Pholas Pho"las, n.; pl. {Pholades}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a kind of mollusk.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus {Pholas}, or family {Pholadid[ae]}. They bore holes for themselves in clay, peat, and soft rocks. [1913 Webster]

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