soft-shell clam

Definitions of soft-shell clam
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n an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe

Synonyms:
Mya arenaria, long-neck clam, steamer, steamer clam
Type of:
clam
burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness

n a clam that is usually steamed in the shell

Synonyms:
long-neck clam, steamer, steamer clam
Type of:
clam
flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams

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