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definition of the word clam

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Clam

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Littleneck clams; the pictured mollusks are of the species Mercenaria mercenaria.

Singular
clam

Plural
clams

clam (plural clams)

  1. A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
  2. Strong pincers or forceps.
  3. A kind of vise, usually of wood.
  4. (US, slang) A dollar (usually used in the plural). Possibly originating from the term wampum.
    Those sneakers cost me fifty clams!

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