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Noun: clams  klamz
Usage: US, informal
  1. The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    - money, coin [US, informal], boodle [informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dough [informal], gelt [informal], kale [US, informal], lettuce [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], lucre [informal], loot [informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], pelf [archaic, informal], scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], sugar [informal], wampum [N. Amer, informal], dibs [archaic, informal], wonga [Brit, informal], brass [Brit, informal], moola [N. Amer, informal], dosh [Brit, informal], mazuma [US, informal]
Noun: clam  klam
  1. Burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
     
  2. Flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
     
  3. [US, informal] A piece of paper money worth one dollar
    - dollar, dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck [informal], single [US, informal]
Verb: clam (clammed,clamming)  klam
  1. Gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

Type of: bank bill, bank note, banker's bill [N. Amer], banknote, bill [N. Amer], bivalve, collect, Federal Reserve note [US], garner, gather, government note [US], greenback [US, informal], lamellibranch, medium of exchange, monetary system, note, pelecypod, pull together, shellfish

Part of: money supply

Encyclopedia: Clams

Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie