Definition of Asian clam
- Non-native Asian clams are spreading rapidly across parts of Lake Tahoe, often accompanied by stringy mats of bright green algae, and posing a new threat to the world-renowned mountain lake.
- —Tom Knudson, Sacramento Bee, 19 Aug. 2009
- When jostled by turbulent water, an Asian clam “lifts off” the floor with its foot and releases a transparent mucous film that can catch the current like a sail.
- —Science, December 1984