[ toh-uh-roh-uh ]
/ ˌtoʊ əˈroʊ ə /
noun, plural to·he·ro·as, to·he·ro·a.
a large marine clam, Amphidesma ventricosum, of waters near New Zealand.
Origin of toheroa
Borrowed into English from Maori around 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for toheroa
Under the native name of Toheroa, a factory at Dargaville preserves these bivalves in tins.Beautiful Shells of New Zealand|E. G. B. Moss
British Dictionary definitions for toheroa
/ (ˌtəʊəˈrəʊə) /
a bivalve mollusc, Amphidesma (or Semele) ventricosum, of New Zealand
a greenish soup made of this
Word Origin for toheroa
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