round clam

Definitions of round clam
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n Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes

Synonyms:
hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog
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

n 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, quahaug, quahog
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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