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soft–shell clam

noun

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

1796

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