hard clam

noun

Definition of hard clam

: a clam with a thick hard shell specifically : quahog

First Known Use of hard clam

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard clam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20clam. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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