/ (kləʊm) Southwest English dialect /

  1. made of clay or earthenware

  1. clay or earthenware pots, dishes, etc, collectively

Origin of cloam

Old English clām mud

Words Nearby cloam

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How to use cloam in a sentence

  • Mrs. cloam, you've a-been married like my poor self; and you knows what we be, and we knows what you be.

    Springhaven | R. D. Blackmore
  • Mrs. cloam will take care of you, and find all that is needful for a warrior's cleanup.

    Springhaven | R. D. Blackmore
  • Let us have dinner, Mrs. cloam, in twenty minutes, if possible.

    Springhaven | R. D. Blackmore
  • Plenty o' gentlemen, when they see a bit o' cloam that ain't quite the same as ordinary cloam, will tell ye it's worth money.

    A Drake by George! | John Trevena
  • Dine with us you shall this day, if we have to dine two hours earlier, and though Mother cloam rage furiously.

    Springhaven | R. D. Blackmore