Definition of Tridacna gigas
1. Noun. A large clam inhabiting reefs in the southern Pacific and weighing up to 500 pounds.
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Literary usage of Tridacna gigas
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1. The Utilization of Minute Life: Being Practical Studies on Insects by Thomas Lamb Phipson (1864)
"... tridacna gigas — Chama — Cameos— Stone Cameos and Shell Cameos—Chinese Cameos— ... tridacna gigas ..."
2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"Example, tridacna gigas. Habitat of the genus: the East Indian Seas principally The species have been found moored to rocks and nn cora Example, ..."
3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1888)
"They are excessively fond of, and prize highly armlets made from the shell of the giant clam (tridacna gigas), and among the eastern islands, Malay ta, ..."