• Definition for "mactra"
    • Any marine bivalve layer of genus Mactra, and…
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mactra definition

  • noun:
    • Any marine bivalve layer of genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species are known. Many of them are utilized as food, as Mactra stultorum, of Europe. See browse clam.
    • Any marine bivalve layer of genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species tend to be known. A number of them are employed as meals, as Mactra stultorum, of European countries. See Surf clam, under surf.
    • the normal genus of the family Mactridæ.
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