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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a feast or picnic, originally at the seashore, at which clams are steamed or baked with lobster, chicken, corn, etc., originally on heated stones under a covering of seaweed
- the food so prepared
- Informal any large, noisy social gathering
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A seashore picnic where clams, fish, corn, and other foods are traditionally baked on heated stones covered with seaweed.
- Informal A party or gathering, especially a noisy and lively one.