Definition of soft clam in English:

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soft clam

noun

Another term for soft-shell clam.
Example sentences
  • The terminal of the knife handle is formed as the thin shell of a steamer, or soft clam.
  • Historically, the soft clam was a staple food for the Indians of the New York / New Jersey Harbor area.
  • Viruses have been isolated from hard clams, oysters, mussels, soft clams, crabs, cockles, lobster and conch.
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