quahaug

Definitions of quahaug
  1. noun
    Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
    synonyms: hard-shell clam, quahog, round clam
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    types:
    littleneck, littleneck clam
    a quahog when young and small; usually eaten raw; an important food popular in New York
    cherrystone, cherrystone clam
    small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino
    type of:
    clam
    flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
  2. noun
    an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
    synonyms: Mercenaria mercenaria, Venus mercenaria, hard clam, hard-shell clam, quahog, round clam
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    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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