pismo clam

[ piz-moh ]
/ ˈpɪz moʊ /

noun

a large edible clam, Tivela stultorum, of sandy shores of California and Mexico.

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Origin of pismo clam

First recorded in 1910–15; after Pismo Beach, California
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