littleneck clam

Definitions of littleneck clam
  1. noun
    a quahog when young and small; usually eaten raw; an important food popular in New York
    synonyms: littleneck
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    type of:
    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 young quahog
    synonyms: littleneck
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    type of:
    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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