One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Especially in French cookery: an edible carpet shell or Venus clam (genus Venerupis).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in The New Monthly Magazine. From French palourde from an unattested vulgar Latin alteration of classical Latin pelōrid-, pelōris a kind of mussel from Hellenistic Greek πελωριδ-, πελωρίς from ancient Greek πέλωρ monster, prodigy + -ίς.
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