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toheroa

[toh-uh-roh-uh] /ˌtoʊ əˈroʊ ə/
noun, plural toheroas, toheroa.
1.
a large marine clam, Amphidesma ventricosum, of waters near New Zealand.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Maori
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toheroa

/ˌtəʊəˈrəʊə/
noun
1.
a bivalve mollusc, Amphidesma (or Semele) ventricosum, of New Zealand
2.
a greenish soup made of this
Word Origin
from Māori
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