Definitions for soft-shell clam
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any usu. oval edible clam of the genus Mya, esp. M. arenaria, inhabiting waters along both coasts of North America.
Ref: Also called steamer. 4
Origin of soft-shell clam:
soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer clam, long-neck clam(noun)
a clam that is usually steamed in the shell
soft-shell clam, steamer, steamer clam, long-neck clam, Mya arenaria(noun)
an edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe
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