littleneck

Definitions of littleneck
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n a quahog when young and small; usually eaten raw; an important food popular in New York

Synonyms:
littleneck clam
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

n a young quahog

Synonyms:
littleneck clam
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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