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  1. Xylotrya(noun)

    a genus of marine bivalves closely allied to Teredo, and equally destructive to timber. One species (Xylotrya fimbriata) is very common on the Atlantic coast of the United States

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. xy`lon wood + to rub, wear out.]


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