- any one of several borrowing marine bivalve molluscs associated with the genus Pholas
- Anyone of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks associated with the genus Pholas, or family Pholadidæ. They bore holes on their own in clay, peat, and smooth stones.
- the conventional genus associated with the family members Pholadidæ and subfamily Pholadinæ.
- [lowercase] A species associated with the genus Pholas; a pholad; a piddock. See cut under piddock.
- kind genus of household Pholadidae: piddocks
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