soft–shell clam


Definition of SOFT-SHELL CLAM

:  an elongated clam (Mya arenaria) of the east coast of North America that has a thin friable shell and long siphon and is eaten especially when steamed —called also soft-shelled clam, steamer

First Known Use of SOFT-SHELL CLAM



Next Word in the Dictionary: soft–shell crabPrevious Word in the Dictionary: soft–shellAll Words Near: soft-shell clam
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears