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surf clam

noun
1.
any of several typically large common clams of the family Mactridae, inhabiting the zone of breaking surf in coastal waters.
Origin
1880-1890
1880-90; Americanism
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  • The oceanic surf clam pictured below is a bivalve clam.

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