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zebra mussel


noun

a small striped freshwater mussel from NE Europe, Dreissena polymorpha: introduced to the Great Lakes in the 1980s and deleteriously affecting water pipes, other fauna, etc.

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British Dictionary definitions for zebra mussel

zebra mussel


noun

Canadian a small striped variety of mussel
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