butter clam
noun Date: 1936 either of two edible clams (Saxidomus nuttallii and S. giganteus) of the Pacific coast of North America

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • butter clam — noun : either of two species (Saxidomus nuttallii or S. giganteus) of large delicately flavored clams (family Veneridae) of the Pacific coast of No. America * * * a large edible clam, Saxidomus nuttalli, of the west coast of North America. Also… …   Useful english dictionary

  • butter clam — a large edible clam, Saxidomus nuttalli, of the west coast of North America. Also called Washington clam, money shell. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Washington clam. — See butter clam. * * * …   Universalium

  • washington clam — noun Usage: usually capitalized W : a butter clam (Saxidomus nuttallii) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Washington clam. — See butter clam …   Useful english dictionary

  • New England clam boil — The New England clam boil is a traditional New England meal and a simple substitute for the New England clam bake. It is less famous than the clam bake, but is easier to prepare in modern kitchens. It is a one pot meal, made by boiling clams in a …   Wikipedia

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