clam bakes

clambake

[klam-beyk]
noun
1.
a picnic or social gathering at the seashore at which clams and other seafood are baked, sometimes with corn and other items, traditionally on hot stones under a covering of seaweed.
2.
Informal. any social gathering, especially a very noisy one.

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; clam1 + bake

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clambake (ˈklæmˌbeɪk)
 
n
1.  a picnic, often by the sea, at which clams, etc, are baked
2.  an informal party

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