Definition of Blood clam

1. Noun. Red-blooded clam.

Generic synonyms: Bivalve, Lamellibranch, Pelecypod
Group relationships: Arca, Genus Arca

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood Clam

blood bins
blood blister
blood brother
blood brotherhood
blood brothers
blood calculus
blood cancer
blood catecholamine
blood cell
blood cell count
blood cells
blood circulation
blood circulation time
blood clam (current term)
blood clots
blood clotting
blood clotting factor
blood coagulation
blood coagulation factor inhibitors
blood coagulation factors
blood coagulation tests
blood component removal
blood component transfusion
blood corpuscle
blood corpuscles
blood count
blood crisis

Literary usage of Blood clam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New Jersey, Bureau of Industrial Statistics (1882)
"BLISTER.—A young oyster, not larger than a quarter dollar. See Spawn, Spat. (Barnegat to Cape May.) blood clam AND BLOODY CLAM.—The same as Blood Quahaug. ..."

2. The Oyster Industry. by Ernest Ingersoll, United States Bureau of Fisheries (1881)
"The lignum vitae conical block,, having au iron chisel fixed in its top, upon which oysters are broken before being opened. (New York.) blood clam AND ..."

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