from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small freshwater mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) with a usually striped shell, native to Eurasia but widely established since the late 1980s in the Great Lakes and other North American waterways.

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  • n. A striped mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, originating in Russia.

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  • n. inch long mollusk imported accidentally from Europe; clogs utility inlet pipes and feeds on edible freshwater mussels


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