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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]