cherrystone clam

Definitions of cherrystone clam
  1. noun
    small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino
    synonyms: cherrystone
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    hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam
    Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
  2. noun
    a half-grown quahog
    synonyms: cherrystone
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    Mercenaria mercenaria, Venus mercenaria, hard clam, hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam
    an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
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