soft-shell clam(redirected from Piss-clam)
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An edible clam (Mya arenaria) having a thin fragile shell and a long siphon, found especially along the Atlantic coast of North America. Also called soft clam, steamer.
(Animals) 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
any usu. oval edible clam of the genus Mya, esp. M. arenaria, inhabiting waters along both coasts of North America. Also called steamer.
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|Noun||1.||soft-shell clam - a clam that is usually steamed in the shell|
Mya arenaria, soft-shell clam, long-neck clam, steamer clam, steamer - an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe
clam - flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
|2.||soft-shell clam - an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe|
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness