Crossword clues for clam
- Closemouthed person
- Bisque bit
- Man of few words
- Edible mollusk
- Morsel often steamed
- Quahog or pahua
- Gweduc, e.g.
- Geoduck, e.g.
- Beach-party edible
- A bivalve
- Word with bake
- Word with shell or bake
- Seafood morsel
- Seafood item
- Taciturn person
- Winkle's prey
- This may weigh over 500 lbs.
- Goeduck or gweduc
- Kind of bake
- Cherrystone, e.g.
- A mollusk
- Closemouthed one
- ___ up
- Half-shell occupant
- ___ up (be silent)
- Kind of bake or broth
- Person of few words
- Stolid one
- Reticent person
- Taciturn one
- Symbol of silence
- Happy one
- Paradigm of happiness
- With 15-Across, linguini topping
- Hardly a blabbermouth
- Dollar, in slang
- Silent one
- Symbol of happiness
- Symbol of noncommunication
- Shut (up)
- Steamer, e.g.
- One who won't tell
- Chowder morsel
- Silent sort
- Secretive sort
- One who's close-mouthed
- Soup or sandwich ingredient
- Littleneck, e.g.
- Dollar, slangily
- Quahog, e.g.
- Stop talking, with "up"
- Good secret-keeper
- Symbol of uncommunicativeness
- Blabber's opposite
- Chowder ingredient
- Tight-lipped sort
- Happy as a ___
- Paella ingredient, perhaps
- Place for steamers
- Refuse to talk, with "up"
- Burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud
- (United States) a piece of paper money worth one dollar
- Razor ___
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Clam \Clam\ (kl[a^]m), n. [Cf. Clamp, Clam, v. t., Clammy.]
(Zo["o]l.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam ( Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam ( Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam ( Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
You shall scarce find any bay or shallow shore, or cove of sand, where you may not take many clampes, or lobsters, or both, at your pleasure.
--Capt. John Smith (1616).
Clams, or clamps, is a shellfish not much unlike a cockle; it lieth under the sand.
(Ship Carp.) Strong pinchers or forceps.
pl. (Mech.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.
Blood clam. See under Blood.
Clam \Clam\ (cl[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clammed; p. pr. & vb. n. Clamming.] [Cf. AS. cl[ae]man to clam, smear; akin to Icel. kleima to smear, OHG. kleimjan, chleimen, to defile, or E. clammy.] To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
A swarm of wasps got into a honey pot, and there they
cloyed and clammed Themselves till there was no getting
Clam \Clam\, v. i.
To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere. [R.]
Clam \Clam\, n.
Claminess; moisture. [R.] ``The clam of death.''
Clam \Clam\, n. [Abbrev. fr. clamor.]
A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime
Clam \Clam\, v. t. & i.
To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
bivalve mollusk, c.1500, in clam-shell, originally Scottish, apparently a particular use from Middle English clam "pincers, vice, clamp" (late 14c.), from Old English clamm "bond, fetter, grip, grasp," from Proto-Germanic *klam- "to press or squeeze together" (cognates: Old High German klamma "cramp, fetter, constriction," German Klamm "a constriction"). If this is right then the original reference is to the shell. Clam-chowder attested from 1822. To be happy as a clam is from 1833, but the earliest uses do not elaborate on the notion behind it, unless it be self-containment.
"to dig for clams," 1630s, American English, from clam (n.). Clam up "be quiet" is 1916, American English, but clam was used in this sense as an interjection mid-14c.
Etymology 1 n. A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam ((taxlink Mya arenaria species noshow=1)), the quahog or round clam (''Venus mercenaria''), the sea clam or hen clam ((taxlink Spisula solidissima species noshow=1)), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the (taxlink Tridacna gigas species noshow=1), a huge East Indian bivalve. vb. To dig for clams. Etymology 2
n. A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once. vb. To produce, in bellringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang. Etymology 3
n. clamminess; moisture vb. 1 To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere. 2 To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
"Clam" is an informal term used to refer to any molluscans within Class Bivalvia.
Remains first appeared in Cambrian age rocks 510 million years ago. They presently live in both freshwater and marine habitats, and range in adult size from nearly microscopic to the giant clam, which can weigh . Some have life cycles of only one year, while at least one has been discovered that may be over 500 years old. They lack heads but most can react to changes in light and some, such as the scallops, have rudimentary eyes. Though a common food item, many are too small to be useful as food, and not all species are considered palatable. All clams have two calcareous shells or valves joined near a hinge structure with a flexible ligament, and all are filter feeders.
Clams are saltwater or freshwater mollusks that have two hinged shells.
Clam may also refer to:
- Clam AntiVirus, a free antivirus program
- Clam, Charente-Maritime, a commune in the Charente-Maritime département, in France
- Clam (Camp Kidney), a fictional character in the animated television series Camp Lazlo
- CLAM (C++ Library for Audio and Music), a software framework for audio data processing
- CLaMS (Chemical Lagrangian Model of the Stratosphere), a modular chemistry transport model system
- "Clams", an episode of the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants (season 3)
CLAM (C++ Library for Audio and Music) is an open-source framework for research and application development in the audio and music domain. It is based on the concept of data-processing modules linked into a network. Modules can perform complex audio signal analysis, transformations and synthesis. CLAM also provides a uniform interface to common tasks within audio applications, such as accessing audio devices and audio files. CLAM serves as a library for C++ application development, but a graphical interface also allows full applications to be built without coding. It won the 2006 ACM Multimedia Open Source Competition.
Usage examples of "clam".
Yes, that was true, but Sorcor had still been opposed, for there was little more to Askew than sand and rocks and clams.
We had sea turtle, caguama, cooked in its shell with an odd spicy sauce, and bacha, the giant clam with the sweet, firm meat, broiled just enough.
Pavilion Key and arrange for a clammer to take them home, up Chatham River.
They used a little shovel, though a regular clammer uses a short-handled hoe, digging the wet earth away much as a farmer digs away the earth from a hill of potatoes.
In and out they went, over the course, now and then pausing to speak some clammer, but getting no information, save in one or two instances.
The trident was returned to the customer who either ate his prize raw on the spot or took his clam shell to one of the cookery booths.
They collected what shells they could find but only the coquina clams were plentiful on the beach.
Miss Violette Shumberger names twelve dozen cherry-stone clams as the second course, and Joel Duffle says two gallons of Philadelphia pepper-pot soup as the third.
Joel Duffle is one of these rough-and-tumble eaters that you can hear quite a distance off, especially on clams and soups.
Marcella and Victor called out the names of every fish in sight, about fifty in all: iridescent sardines and anchovies flashing silver and turquoise, flying fish with pointed beaks and snails creeping nowhere in their glossy spotted shells, tiny gray shrimp jumping like crickets and huge blue shrimp too stately to move, clams with shells bearing Navajo designs and scallops as small as aspirins, delicate flatfish for grilling or frying and bony striped fish for soup or risotto, diamond-shaped turbot and broad fans of skate, ink-stained cuttlefish, octopus, squid.
Xanadu Station is to study the rudist clams that make up the reefs surrounding us.
Marcella cooked the little clams for the spaghettini and the vegetables for the monk-fish, a savory recipe from her third book.
Italian place on Third near La Brea, an old-fashioned chianti-bottles-dangling-from-the ceiling taverna, ordered veal marsala and spaghetti with clams and slices of spumoni for dessert.
Erik suspected Manfred could crunch clams without even bothering to open them.
I had ever eaten, so I chose them for an appetizer, while Johnny got both Ls the baked clams and the seafood salad for himself.