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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for toheroa



a bivalve mollusc, Amphidesma (or Semele) ventricosum, of New Zealand
a greenish soup made of this

Word Origin for toheroa

from Māori
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