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English noun: clam

1. clam (animal) burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness


Broader (hypernym)bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod


Narrower (hyponym)geoduck, giant clam, hard clam, hard-shell clam, jackknife clam, knife-handle, long-neck clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, Mya arenaria, quahaug, quahog, razor clam, round clam, shipworm, soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer clam, teredinid, Tridacna gigas, Venus mercenaria


Part holonymclam

2. clam (possession) a piece of paper money worth one dollar


Synonymsbuck, dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill


Broader (hypernym)bank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, bill, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback, note


Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

3. clam (food) flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams


Broader (hypernym)shellfish


Narrower (hyponym)hard-shell clam, long-neck clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam, soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer clam


Part meronymclam


English verb: clam

1. clam (contact) gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean


ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and clam


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together









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