hen clam

[English] plural hen clams

Surf clam. A large, ovoid clam, anything up to 15 cm (6 inches) across, with a yellowish-white shell with brown zig-zag markings, found in abundance in deep waters off the eastern coast of North America and South East Asia. This is most often cooked as one ingredient as part of a dish with many ingredients or in tinned, prepared dishes.

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