Definition of hard-shell clam in English:

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hard-shell clam

noun

Another term for quahog.
Example sentences
  • Grown by farms remote even by Alaska standards, these hardshell clams come from the world's cleanest waters.
  • Dungeness crab and hardshell clams in shallow bays are vulnerable to effects of oiling.
  • These hardshell clams are most often used for chowders, or baked dishes like clams casino.

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Syllabification: hard-shell clam

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