butter clam

noun

Definition of butter clam

: either of two edible clams (Saxidomus nuttallii and S. giganteus) of the Pacific coast of North America

First Known Use of butter clam

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Butter clam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter%20clam. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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