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Clam vs. Scallop

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Clamnoun

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 (Spisula solidissima), and other species. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.

Scallopnoun

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

Clamnoun

Strong pincers or forceps.

Scallopnoun

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

Clamnoun

A kind of vise, usually of wood.

Scallopnoun

A fillet of meat, escalope.

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Clamnoun

A dollar (usually used in the plural).

‘Those sneakers cost me fifty clams!’;

Scallopnoun

A form of fried potato.

Clamnoun

A Scientologist.

Scallopnoun

A dish shaped like a scallop shell.

Clamnoun

(slang) A vagina.

Scallopverb

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

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Clamnoun

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

Scallopverb

(transitive) To make or cook scallops

Clamnoun

clamminess; moisture

Scallopverb

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

Clamverb

To dig for clams.

Scallopverb

(intransitive) To harvest scallops

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Clamverb

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

Scallopnoun

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.

Clamverb

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

Scallopnoun

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

Clamverb

To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.

Scallopnoun

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

Clamadjective

clammy.

Scallopverb

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.

Clamnoun

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.

‘You shall scarce find any bay or shallow shore, or cove of sand, where you may not take many clampes, or lobsters, or both, at your pleasure.’; ‘Clams, or clamps, is a shellfish not much unlike a cockle; it lieth under the sand.’;

Scallopverb

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

Clamnoun

Strong pinchers or forceps.

Scallopnoun

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.)

Clamnoun

A kind of vise, usually of wood.

Scallopnoun

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

Clamnoun

Claminess; moisture.

Scallopnoun

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

Clamnoun

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

Scallopnoun

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

Clamverb

To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.

‘A swarm of wasps got into a honey pot, and there they cloyed and clammed Themselves till there was no getting out again.’;

Scallopverb

decorate an edge with scallops;

‘the dress had a scalloped skirt’;

Clamverb

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

Scallopverb

form scallops in;

‘scallop the meat’;

Clamverb

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

Scallopverb

fish for scallops

Clamnoun

burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud

Scallopverb

shape or cut in scallops;

‘scallop the hem of the dress’;

Clamnoun

a piece of paper money worth one dollar

Scallopnoun

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

Clamnoun

flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams

Scallopnoun

short for scallop shell

Clamverb

gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

Scallopnoun

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

Clamnoun

a marine bivalve mollusc with shells of equal size.

Scallopnoun

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’;

Clamnoun

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

Scallopnoun

another term for escalope

Clamnoun

a dollar.

Scallopverb

ornament (an edge or material) with scallops

‘the beaded lace overlay scalloped the neckline of the dress’;

Clamverb

dig for or collect clams

‘November is one of the worst times for clamming’;

Scallopverb

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

‘the spaces between the frets are scalloped out to form concavities’;

Clamverb

abruptly stop talking

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

Scallopverb

gather or dredge for scallops

‘in fall and early winter they went scalloping’;

Clam

Clam is a common name for several kinds of bivalve molluscs. The word is often applied only to those that are edible and live as infauna, spending most of their lives halfway buried in the sand of the seafloor or riverbeds.

Scallopverb

bake with milk or a sauce

‘the potatoes were scalloped with green peppers, onions, and herbs’;

Scallop

Scallop () is a common name that is primarily applied to any one of numerous species of saltwater clams or marine bivalve mollusks in the taxonomic family Pectinidae, the scallops. However, the common name is also sometimes applied to species in other closely related families within the superfamily Pectinoidea, which also includes the thorny oysters.

‘scallop’;

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