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Clam vs. Scallop

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The main difference between Clam and Scallop is that the Clam is a common name and Scallop is a common name for several shellfish.

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  • Clam (noun)

    A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; for example the soft-shell clam (Mya arenaria), the hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (ver=161126), and other species. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.

  • Clam (noun)

    Strong pincers or forceps.

  • Clam (noun)

    A kind of vise, usually of wood.

  • Clam (noun)

    A dollar (usually used in the plural).

    "Those sneakers cost me fifty clams!"

  • Clam (noun)

    A Scientologist.

  • Clam (noun)

    A vagina.

  • Clam (noun)

    One who clams up; a taciturn person, one who refuses to speak.

  • Clam (noun)

    clamminess; moisture

  • Clam (verb)

    To dig for clams.

  • Clam (verb)

    To produce, in bellringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.

  • Clam (verb)

    To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.

  • Clam (verb)

    To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.

  • Clam (adjective)

    clammy.

  • Scallop (noun)

    Any of various marine bivalve molluscs of the family Pectinidae which are free-swimming.

  • Scallop (noun)

    One of a series of curves, forming an edge similar to a scallop shell.

  • Scallop (noun)

    A fillet of meat, escalope.

  • Scallop (noun)

    A form of fried potato.

  • Scallop (noun)

    A dish shaped like a scallop shell.

  • Scallop (verb)

    To create or form an edge in the shape of a crescent or multiple crescents.

  • Scallop (verb)

    To make or cook scallops

  • Scallop (verb)

    To bake in a casserole (gratin), originally in a scallop shell; especially used in form scalloped

  • Scallop (verb)

    To harvest scallops

Wiktionary
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  • Clam (noun)

    a marine bivalve mollusc with shells of equal size.

  • Clam (noun)

    any of a number of edible bivalve molluscs, e.g. a scallop.

  • Clam (noun)

    a dollar.

  • Clam (verb)

    dig for or collect clams

    "November is one of the worst times for clamming"

  • Clam (verb)

    abruptly stop talking

    "as soon as I ask if any of this can go on the record, he clams up"

  • Scallop (noun)

    an edible bivalve mollusc with a ribbed fan-shaped shell. Scallops swim by rapidly opening and closing the shell valves.

  • Scallop (noun)

    short for scallop shell

  • Scallop (noun)

    a small pan or dish shaped like a scallop shell and used for baking or serving food.

  • Scallop (noun)

    each of a series of convex rounded projections forming an ornamental edging cut in material or worked in lace or knitting in imitation of the edge of a scallop shell

    "an intricate design of vees and scallops"

    "the tablecloth has a scallop edge"

  • Scallop (noun)

    another term for escalope

  • Scallop (verb)

    ornament (an edge or material) with scallops

    "the beaded lace overlay scalloped the neckline of the dress"

  • Scallop (verb)

    cut, shape, or arrange in the form of a scallop shell

    "the spaces between the frets are scalloped out to form concavities"

  • Scallop (verb)

    gather or dredge for scallops

    "in fall and early winter they went scalloping"

  • Scallop (verb)

    bake with milk or a sauce

    "the potatoes were scalloped with green peppers, onions, and herbs"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Clam (noun)

    A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.

  • Clam (noun)

    Strong pinchers or forceps.

  • Clam (noun)

    A kind of vise, usually of wood.

  • Clam (noun)

    Claminess; moisture.

  • Clam (noun)

    A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once.

  • Clam

    To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.

  • Clam

    To produce, in bell ringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.

  • Clam (verb)

    To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.

  • Scallop (noun)

    Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinidæ. The shell is usually radially ribbed, and the edge is therefore often undulated in a characteristic manner. The large adductor muscle of some the species is much used as food. One species (Vola Jacobæus) occurs on the coast of Palestine, and its shell was formerly worn by pilgrims as a mark that they had been to the Holy Land. Called also fan shell. See Pecten, 2.

  • Scallop (noun)

    One of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell.

  • Scallop (noun)

    One of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell.

  • Scallop

    To mark or cut the edge or border of into segments of circles, like the edge or surface of a scallop shell. See Scallop, n., 2.

  • Scallop

    To bake in scallop shells or dishes; to prepare with crumbs of bread or cracker, and bake. See Scalloped oysters, below.

Webster Dictionary
  • Clam (noun)

    burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud

  • Clam (noun)

    a piece of paper money worth one dollar

  • Clam (noun)

    flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams

  • Clam (verb)

    gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

  • Scallop (noun)

    one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)

  • Scallop (noun)

    edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces

  • Scallop (noun)

    thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled

  • Scallop (noun)

    edible marine bivalve having a fluted fan-shaped shell that swim by expelling water from the shell in a series of snapping motions

  • Scallop (verb)

    decorate an edge with scallops;

    "the dress had a scalloped skirt"

  • Scallop (verb)

    form scallops in;

    "scallop the meat"

  • Scallop (verb)

    fish for scallops

  • Scallop (verb)

    shape or cut in scallops;

    "scallop the hem of the dress"

Princeton's WordNet

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