from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a bivalve mollusk of the genus Arca and allied genera, esp. Argina pexata of the American coast. So named from the color of its flesh.
  • n. See under Blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ark-shell, Arca Noæ, whose blood contains some red corpuscles. See blood-quahog, under quahog.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. red-blooded clam


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