Sunday, 25 May 2014



1. any of various burrowing bivalve molluscs of the genera Mya, Venus, etc. Many species, such as the quahog and soft-shell clam, are edible and Tridacna gigas is the largest known bivalve, nearly 1.5 metres long
2. the edible flesh of such a mollusc
3. (informal) a reticent person
4. (intr.) (mainly US) to gather clams

1. (when trans., usually passive) (English, dialect) to be hungry or cause to be hungry. Also: clem

Seaside delight:
Spaghetti with clams
Parsley and pepper flakes

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