Quahog
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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