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soft-shell clam

noun
1.
an edible clam, Mya arenaria, inhabiting waters along both coasts of North America, having an oval, relatively thin, whitish shell.
Also called long clam, long-neck clam, soft clam, steamer, steamer clam.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for soft-shell clam

soft-shell clam

noun
1.
any of several marine clams of the genus Mya, esp M. arenaria, an edible species of coastal regions of the US and Europe, having a thin brittle shell Sometimes shortened to soft-shell Compare quahog
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