pismo clam

noun

pis·​mo clam ˈpiz-(ˌ)mō- How to pronounce pismo clam (audio)
often capitalized P
: a thick-shelled clam (Tivela stultorum) of the southwest coast of North America used extensively for food

Word History

Etymology

Pismo Beach, California

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pismo clam was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Pismo clam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pismo%20clam. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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