blood clam definition

  • noun:
    • a bivalve mollusk regarding the genus Arca and allied genera, esp. Argina pexata associated with the American shore. So-named from the color of its flesh.
    • See under Blood.
    • An ark-shell, Arca Noæ, whoever blood contains some purple corpuscles. See blood-quahog, under quahog.
    • red-blooded clam
    • a bivalve mollusk of the genus Arca and allied genera, esp. Argina pexata of this American shore. So-named through the colour of its skin.
    • See under Blood.
    • An ark-shell, Arca Noæ, whoever blood includes some purple corpuscles. See blood-quahog, under quahog.
    • red-blooded clam

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