What is another word for clam?

Pronunciation: [klˈam] (IPA)

The word "clam" is commonly used to refer to a type of mollusk found in the ocean. However, there are numerous synonyms for this word. Some of the most common are "mussel," "oyster," "cockle," "whelk," and "scallop." These synonyms are often used interchangeably in recipes that call for one particular type of clam. For example, you might use mussels instead of clams in a seafood pasta dish or substitute scallops for clams in a chowder. Regardless of which synonym you choose, you can be sure that you're getting a delicious and nutritious source of protein and essential minerals.

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  • Reverse Entailment

    • Proper noun, singular
      clams.
  • Other Related

    • Noun, singular or mass
      mussel.

What are the hypernyms for Clam?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Clam?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Clam?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
  • holonyms for clam (as nouns)

What are the meronyms for Clam?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.
  • meronyms for clam (as nouns)

Usage examples for Clam

You can't restore the Union in that way enny more than you can build a stone wall out of clam shells.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia"
Seba Smith
Add one-half cupful of clam-juice and season with red pepper.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed
When the dish is full, pour in one cupful of clam-juice, add three tablespoonfuls of strained tomato, cover with a pastry crust, and bake brown in a quick oven.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book"
Myrtle Reed

Famous quotes with Clam

  • Once you work with a studio on a film, the studio is sort of like this enormous clam that just opens, takes everything and then closes, and no one enters again. They own it all.
    Don Bluth
  • I tell you something I know. Frozen embryos? Guess what?! THEY'RE NOT ALIVE! AT ALL! They're frozen! They're frozen! They're frozen! They're frozen! They're frozen! They are frozen! They're frozen! It's not a question! It's not up for fucking discussion! Don't allow that fucking idiot in the White House to say, "Whoa, no, they're...." THEY'RE NOT ALIVE, ASSHOLE! You can defrost one, like a mini-pizza - IT'S STILL NOT ALIVE! It has the for life, that's what it has! But otherwise, it's a mini-pizza! If frozen embryos are alive, we should assign National Guard troops to go to every grocery store and stand in front of the frozen foods, screaming, "Back off! Back off! The clam strips could come back to life!" Ooooh. I, uhhh, I saw a blue sky in my head for a minute.
    Lewis Black
  • All versions written for nonscientists speak of fused males as the curious tale of anglerfish—just as we so often hear about monkey swinging through the trees, or worm burrowing through soil. But if nature teaches us any lesson, it loudly proclaims life's diversity. There ain't no such abstraction as clam, fly, or anglerfish. Ceratioid anglerfishes come in nearly 100 species, and each has its own peculiarity.
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • INGLORIOUS friend! most confident I am Thy life is one of very little ease; Albeit men mock thee with their similes And prate of being "happy as a clam!"
    John Godfrey Saxe
  • Oft, as in airy rings they skim the heath, The clam'rous lapwings feel the leaden death; Oft, as the mounting larks their notes prepare, They fall, and leave their little lives in air.
    Alexander Pope

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clinched, gnarly, knobbed, knotted, knotty, clenched, gnarled.