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Clam appears in the following tongue twister:

  • How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

Clam appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Ed, I spotted a clam in an animal cadet topside.
  • Live for a clam in a dell a Cosa Nostra pedlar refers to, lipless even as a sane vessel pilot’s referral departs on a so-called animal car of evil.
  • "My god is a stark narrow one-disk cabaret lass; I model ransomed animal casts," a clam in a demo snarled, "O Miss, alter a backside now, or rank rats as I do gym."
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun clam:


Clam is sometimes a misspelling of climb.

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Definition of the noun clam

What does clam mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: clams

  1. burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
  2. a piece of paper money worth one dollar
  3. flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams

Alternative definition of the noun clam


  1. A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
  2. Strong pincers or forceps.
  3. A kind of vise, usually of wood.
  4. [US, slang] A dollar (usually used in the plural). Possibly originating from the term wampum.

Definition of the verb clam

What does clam mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: clammed, clamming

  1. gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

Alternative definition of the verb clam


  1. To dig for clams.


Clam a.k.a. Clam, Virginia: Clam is an unincorporated community in Accomack County, Virginia, United States.


  1. Clam is a fictional character from the 2007 film Camp Lazlo: Where's Lazlo?.
  2. Clam is a fictional character from the 1982 film Victor Victoria.


  1. Clam is a 1999 JBF Awards nominated article by Molly Culbertson & Karen MacNeil.
  2. CLAM a.k.a. CLAM PRODUCTION is a 2013 Telly Award winner.
  3. Clam a.k.a. cerebellar atrophy with progressive microcephaly is a gene.

Phrases with Clam

Phrases starting with the word Clam:

  1. clam up
  2. clam dip
  3. Clam Worm
  4. Clam Shack
  5. Clam shrimp
  6. clam chowder
  7. Clam Cracker

Phrases ending with the word Clam:

  1. Ark clam
  2. hard clam
  3. Asian Clam
  4. blood clam
  5. giant clam
  6. Pismo Clam
  7. razor clam
  8. round clam
  9. Boring clam
  10. Butter Clam
  11. calico clam
  12. Chiton Clam
  13. Bearded Clam

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Clam

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Google previewAnimal Frequency (2017)

Identify, Attune, and Connect to the Energy of Animals by Melissa Alvarez

Clam means you're an amazing person with incredible talents, but you don't let the world see your true self. You're much more comfortable hiding your talents and abilities within your shell ...

Google previewThe Cincinnati Lancet-clinic (1894)

Clam is a name affixed to many bivalve mollusks of different genera. The genus chama comprises numerous...

Google previewNatural Grace (2003)

The Charm, Wonder, and Lessons of Pacific Northwest Animals and Plants by William Dietrich

By four years the adolescent clam is a harvestable two pounds. By fifteen years it has reached its maximum size. It's relatively safe, is insulated from temperature changes, and requires no energy to move or grow. It can subsist on remarkably ...

Google previewLiving off the Sea (2011)

by Charlie White

However, the butter clam is a notable and dangerous exception. It can retain the toxic material, especially in the...

The butter clam is the most abundant and widely used clam in British Columbia. Recalling the fact that most of the toxin in this ...

Google previewA Complete Course in Canning and Related Processes (2013)

Processing Procedures for Canned Food Products by D L Downing

Minced The razor clam is a large clam found in the Pacific Northwest and has been used in canning for many years. The handling of this variety differs from that of the others. The clams are placed in a combination washer and scalder where ...

Google previewTemaNord (2010)

The Baltic clam is an abundant mussel and occurs in the whole area, except in the northernmost Bothnian Bay. The crustaceans Monoporeia affinis and Saduria entomon are common species, which appear in the whole area. The coastal fish ...

Google previewMonitoring in Baltic Coastal Reference Areas (1997)

by Nordic Council Of Ministers Staff

The Baltic clam is an abundant mussel and occurs in the whole area, except in the northernmost Bothnian Bay. The crustaceans Monoporeia affinis and Saduria entomon are common species, which appear in the whole area. The coastal fish ...

Google previewFlat Army (2013)

Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization by Dan Pontefract

The CLAM is a daily leadership habit as much as it is a collaborative process to be initiated when starting something new. It's an interaction process for everyone in the organization and it moves both the organization and leaders away from ...

Google previewA Semantic Time Framework for Interactive Media Systems (2007)

by Eric Lee

for example, created Haskore, CLAM is a C++ library for signal processing and sound synthesis. Haskore is a language for ...

Google previewDreamer's Dictionary (2001)

by Garuda

Clam, Mussel, Oyster S: The clam stands for the grave from which we will some day be resurrected; it is also represents fertility. V: Looking at or finding clams: a pleasant, peaceful, and harmonious future (particularly for a female dreamer).

Google previewThe Grocer's Encyclopedia ... (1911)

CLAM: the most common American shellfish, eaten fresh in enormous quantities and also extensively consumed in canned form, especially in the West. Its great popularity has resulted in a demand that has in some sections exceeded even ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Chickaree - crabs (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The term clam embraces a wide variety of species, including some that are only distantly related. Several edible species are commonly collected on mudflats along North American coastlines, among them soft-shell clams, quahogs (hard ...

Google previewFood and Drink in American History (2013)

A "Full Course" Encyclopedia by Andrew F. Smith

Several 20th-century cookbooks presented recipes for vegetable chowder, vegetable clam chowder, corn chowder, and Manhattan clam chowder. See also Chowder, Manhattan Clam; Picnics; Simmons, Amelia; Soups; Document 49 ...

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Videos about Clam

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Quotes about Clam

As a snipe and a clam are entangled in a fight, a fisherman catch them both.
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Scrabble value of C3L1A1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of CLAM

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