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Definition of clam noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • a shellfish that can be eaten. It has a shell in two parts that can open and close clam chowder/sauce The moment I mentioned the children he closed up like a clam (= became silent and refused to discuss the topic).
  • Idioms
    (as) happy as a clam (informal)
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    very happy Thomas was as happy as a clam when the test was canceled.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clam

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