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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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