clam

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clam(
klahm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. la almeja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The clam washed up on the beach.La almeja fue traída a la playa por la corriente.
2. (culinary)
a. la almeja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Does the soup have clams in it?¿La sopa tiene almejas?
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g., joint, john).
(slang)
(currency)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el dólar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This watch was 900 clams. - What a rip-off!Este reloj costó 900 dólares. -¡Menudo robo!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to stop talking; used with "up")
a. cerrar el pico
When I asked her about her divorce, she clammed up and didn't speak again all evening.Cuando le pregunté por su divorcio, ella cerró el pico y no volvió a hablar en toda la tarde.
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clam
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la almeja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
clam [klæm]
noun
1 (Zool) almeja (f)
2 (US) (dollar) dólar (m)
modifier
clam chowder (n) (US) sopa (f) de almejas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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