Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

An edible bivalve mollusk; one of various shell - fishes.

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Usage examples "clam":

  1. He shut up like a clam and only said: " Do what you please. - "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.
  2. Daddy Bunker, who had been reading the paper on the porch of Cousin Tom's bungalow at Seaview, hurried down to the little pier that was built out into Clam River. - "Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's", Laura Lee Hope.
  3. When I was on land a little while, I noticed in front of a few houses, walks, that I knew at a glance were made from clam- shells. - "Lord Dolphin", Harriet A. Cheever.