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clam

noun \ ˈklam \

Definition of clam

Origin and Etymology of clam

Middle English, from Old English clamm bond, fetter; akin to Old High German klamma constriction and perhaps to Latin glomus ball

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clam

noun, often attributive

Definition of clam

1 a :any of numerous edible marine bivalve mollusks living in sand or mud
b :a freshwater mussel
2 :a stolid or closemouthed person
4 informal :dollar 3

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Origin and Etymology of clam

1clam; from the clamping action of the shells

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clam

verb

Definition of clam

clammed; clamming
intransitive verb
:to gather clams especially by digging

clammer

play \ˈkla-mər\ noun

First Known Use of clam

1636

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CLAM Defined for Kids

clam

noun \ ˈklam \

Definition of clam for Students

:a shellfish that lives in sand or mud and has a soft body surrounded by a hinged shell with two parts and that is often eaten as food

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