Definition of pholad in English:

pholad

noun

Zoology
  • A burrowing bivalve mollusc of the genus Pholas or family Pholadidae.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From French pholade or its etymon Hellenistic Greek ϕωλαδ-, ϕωλάς pholas.

Pronunciation

pholad

/ˈfəʊləd/