Meaning of 蛤

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mollusk) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ ] to combine, to join, to unite; to gather
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: clam
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    蛤蜊 clam
    文蛤 wén clam; bivalve mollusk, many spp.
    蛤蚧 jiè tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), used in TCM
    花蛤 huā clam; bivalve mollusk, many spp.
    女神蛤 shén geoduck (Panopea abrupta); elephant trunk clam; same as 象拔蚌
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: frog; toad
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    蛤蟆 ma frog; toad
    癞蛤蟆 lài ma toad
    蛤蟆镜 ma jìng aviator sunglasses
    蛤蟆夯 ma hāng power-driven rammer or tamper
    蛤蟹 xiè clams and crabs; seafood
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Example Sentences
Presumably (though this has still to be proved) the hatchling sharks are eating the worms and perhaps, if their teeth are up to the necessary crunching, the clams.
It is uncannily similar in taste and look to New England clam chowder served in bread bowls.
Their distinctive whiskers are extremely sensitive and help them locate clams and other shellfish buried on the seafloor.
Bacteria living in these seeps process the methane into complex molecules, and worms and clams feast on the bacteria.
He has analyzed clamshells to gain perspective on the Vikings, who migrated from Europe' s mainland to Iceland, Greenland, and northeastern stretches of North America hundreds of years before Columbus.