Quahaug
Quahog Qua"hog, Quahaug Qua"haug, n. [Abbrev. fr. Narragansett Indian poqua[^u]hock.] (Zo["o]l.) An American market clam ({Venus mercenaria}). It is sold in large quantities, and is highly valued as food. Called also {round clam}, and {hard clam}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other allied species, as {Venus Mortoni} of the Gulf of Mexico. [1913 Webster]


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  • quahaug — noun see quahog …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quahaug — noun a) An edible clam with a hard shell found along the Atlantic Coast of North America. (scientific name Venus mercenaria) b) Large clams used in chowders and other clam dishes …   Wiktionary

  • quahaug — n. edible American round clam with hard shell …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quahaug — noun 1. Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes • Syn: ↑quahog, ↑hard shell clam, ↑round clam • Hypernyms: ↑clam • Hyponyms: ↑littleneck, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-shell clam — noun 1. Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes • Syn: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑round clam • Hypernyms: ↑clam • Hyponyms: ↑littleneck, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • round clam — noun 1. Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes • Syn: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑hard shell clam • Hypernyms: ↑clam • Hyponyms: ↑littleneck, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hard clam — Quahog redirects here. For other uses, see Quahog (disambiguation). Hard clam or Quahog Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • cherrystone — noun 1. small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino • Syn: ↑cherrystone clam • Hypernyms: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑hard shell clam, ↑round clam 2. a half grown quahog …   Useful english dictionary

  • cherrystone clam — noun 1. small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino • Syn: ↑cherrystone • Hypernyms: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑hard shell clam, ↑round clam 2. a half grown quahog …   Useful english dictionary

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