butter clam

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butter clam was in 1899

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“Butter clam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter%20clam. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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