Definition of palourde in English:

palourde

noun

  • Especially in French cookery: an edible carpet shell or Venus clam (genus Venerupis). Compare "pullet", "purr".

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The New Monthly Magazine. From French palourde from an unattested vulgar Latin alteration of classical Latin pelōrid-, pelōris a kind of mussel from Hellenistic Greek πελωριδ-, πελωρίς from ancient Greek πέλωρ monster, prodigy + -ίς.

Pronunciation

palourde

/paˈlʊəd/