butter clam


noun

a large edible clam, Saxidomus nuttalli, of the west coast of North America.

Nearby words

  1. buttals,
  2. butte,
  3. butter,
  4. butter bean,
  5. butter brickle,
  6. butter cookie,
  7. butter knife,
  8. butter muslin,
  9. butter sauce,
  10. butter someone up

Origin of butter clam

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called Washington clam, money shell.

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