surf clam

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surf clam

n.
Any of various usually large edible clams of the family Mactridae, commonly living in the surf of coastal waters.
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surf′ clam`


n.
any of several large clams of the family Mactridae, inhabiting the zone of breaking surf.
[1880–90, Amer.]
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