toheroa

[ toh-uh-roh-uh ]
/ ˌtoʊ əˈroʊ ə /
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noun, plural to·he·ro·as, to·he·ro·a.

a large marine clam, Amphidesma ventricosum, of waters near New Zealand.

Nearby words

  1. togoland,
  2. togolander,
  3. togolese,
  4. togs,
  5. togue,
  6. tohubohu,
  7. tohunga,
  8. toil,
  9. toile,
  10. toile de jouy

Origin of toheroa

Borrowed into English from Maori around 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for toheroa

toheroa

/ (ˌtəʊəˈrəʊə) /

noun

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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