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 for Pholas
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pholas \Pho"las\, n.; pl. Pholades. [NL., fr. Gr. fwla`s,
     fwla`dos, a kind of mollusk.] (Zool.)
     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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocks [syn:
           Pholas, genus Pholas]

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