pismo clam

noun, often capitalized P
pis·​mo clam | \ ˈpiz-(ˌ)mō- How to pronounce pismo clam (audio) \

Definition of pismo clam

: a thick-shelled clam (Tivela stultorum) of the southwest coast of North America used extensively for food

First Known Use of pismo clam

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pismo clam

Pismo Beach, California

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“Pismo clam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pismo%20clam. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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