Meaning of “clam” in the English Dictionary

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"clam" in British English

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clamnoun [ C ]

uk /klæm/ us /klæm/

Examples from literature

  • He also eats some geoducks – one of the world’s biggest clams. 
  • This is one of the biggest species of clam. 

(Definition of “clam” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clam" in American English

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clamnoun [ C ]

us /klæm/

a type of sea creature with a hard shell in two parts, or its soft body that can be eaten raw or cooked

(Definition of “clam” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)