Definition of Long-neck clam
1. Noun. A clam that is usually steamed in the shell.
Group relationships: Mya Arenaria, Soft-shell Clam, Steamer, Steamer Clam
Generic synonyms: Clam
Derivative terms: Steam
2. Noun. An edible clam with thin oval-shaped shell found in coastal regions of the United States and Europe.
Generic synonyms: Clam
Group relationships: Genus Mya, Mya
Terms within: Soft-shell Clam, Steamer, Steamer Clam
Lexicographical Neighbors of Long-neck Clam
Literary usage of Long-neck clam
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"Young Long-Neck Clam. (After JL Kellogg) 1, foot; 2, siphon; 3, ... Lying almost helpless in its mold of mud, the long-neck clam is rendered in a measure ..."
2. Practical Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1915)
"Among the other interesting relatives of the fresh-water mussel that one sees at the seacoast are the soft- shell or long-neck clam, ..."
3. Shell-fish Industries by James Lawrence Kellogg (1910)
"Very small starfish devouring a young long neck clam. /, sucker feet; s, everted stomach of starfish seen through the transparent shell of the clam. ..."
4. Applied Biology: An Elementary Textbook and Laboratory Guide by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow, Anna Nieglieh Bigelow (1911)
"The quahog or little-neck clam and the long-neck clam are common in markets in large cities and near sea-coasts; while elsewhere river-clams may be obtained ..."
5. Shell-fish Industries by James Lawrence Kellogg (1910)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE SOFT CLAM—DISTRIBUTION AND CONDITIONS CONTROLLING IT INCE the earliest times the soft, or long neck clam has held a place in public esteem ..."
6. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"Oyster tongs in use 51 34. Oyster dredge in use 52 35. long-neck clam 53 36. Clam beach and rake 54 37. long-neck clams from one square foot of flat 55 38. ..."
7. The Face of the Fields by Dallas Lore Sharp (1911)
"was abundant, small and scattering in its present scanty beds, the clam (the long-neck clam) shall again flourish, and all of New England shall again ..."
8. The Elements of Animal Biology by Samuel Jackson Holmes (1919)
"One of these, Mya arenaria, the common long-neck clam, is obtained by digging in muddy beaches at low tide. The two joined siphons in this species ..."