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giant clam

noun
1.
any of several huge clams of the family Tridacnidae, inhabiting the shallow waters of coral reefs in the tropical Indo-Pacific, as Tridacna gigas: some may weigh more than 500 pounds (225 kg).
Origin of giant clam
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50
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