Venus mercenaria

Definitions of Venus mercenaria
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n an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians

Synonyms:
Mercenaria mercenaria, hard clam, hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam
Types:
littleneck, littleneck clam
a young quahog
cherrystone, cherrystone clam
a half-grown quahog
Type of:
clam
burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness

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