hard clam

noun

: a clam with a thick hard shell
specifically : quahog

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hard clam was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

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

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