Claym vs Clam - What's the difference?

claym | clam |


As nouns the difference between claym and clam

is that claym is while clam is a bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (, a huge east indian bivalve or clam can be a crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once or clam can be clamminess; moisture.

As verbs the difference between claym and clam

is that claym is while clam is to dig for clams or clam can be to produce, in bellringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang or clam can be to be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

claym

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • clam

    English

    (wikipedia clam)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (, a huge East Indian bivalve.
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  • Strong pincers or forceps.
  • A kind of vise, usually of wood.
  • (US, slang) A dollar (usually used in the plural). Possibly originating from the term wampum.
  • (slang, derogatory) A Scientologist.
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    Verb

    (clamm)
  • To dig for clams.
  • Derived terms

    * American jackknife clam * Atlantic jackknife clam * bamboo clam * clam chowder * clamshell * clam up * giant clam * piss clam * razor clam

    See also

    * clammy

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A crash or clangor made by ringing all the bells of a chime at once.
  • (Nares)

    Verb

    (clamm)
  • To produce, in bellringing, a clam or clangor; to cause to clang.
  • (Nares)

    Etymology 3

    Noun

  • clamminess; moisture
  • * Carlyle
  • The clam of death.

    Verb

    (clamm)
  • To be moist or glutinous; to stick; to adhere.
  • (Dryden)
  • To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
  • * L'Estrange
  • A swarm of wasps got into a honey pot, and there they cloyed and clammed themselves till there was no getting out again.
    (Webster 1913)

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