pismo clam
noun Usage: often capitalized P Etymology: Pismo Beach, California Date: 1913 a thick-shelled clam (Tivela stultorum) of the southwest coast of North America used extensively for food

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  • pismo clam — ˈpizˌmō noun Usage: often capitalized P Etymology: from Pismo Beach, Calif. : a thick shelled clam (Tivela stultorum) of the family Veneridae that occurs on the southwest coast of No. America and is used extensively for food * * * /piz moh/ a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pismo clam — /piz moh/ a large edible clam, Tivela stultorum, of sandy shores of California and Mexico. [1910 15; after Pismo Beach, California] * * * …   Universalium

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