Venus mercenaria
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Venus mercenaria — Clam Clam (kl[a^]m), n. [Cf. {Clamp}, {Clam}, v. t., {Clammy}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam ({Mya arenaria}), the quahog or round clam ({Venus mercenaria}), the sea clam or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venus mercenaria — noun an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians • Syn: ↑quahog, ↑quahaug, ↑hard shell clam, ↑hard clam, ↑round clam, ↑Mercenaria mercenaria • Hypernyms: ↑clam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus mercenaria — noun a) An edible clam with a hard shell found along the Atlantic Coast of North America. b) Large clams used in chowders and other clam dishes. Syn: Quahog, Quahaug …   Wiktionary

  • Venus (genre) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Vénus. Venus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mercenaria mercenaria — noun an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians • Syn: ↑quahog, ↑quahaug, ↑hard shell clam, ↑hard clam, ↑round clam, ↑Venus mercenaria • Hypernyms: ↑clam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus Mortoni — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mercenaria — This article is about genus of clams. For other uses, see Mercenaria (disambiguation). Mercenaria Hard clams Mercenaria mercenaria Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Mercenaria mercenaria — Venusmuscheln Eine Venusmuschel der Art Callista brevisiphonata aus den japanischen Gewässern Systematik Klasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Venus (genus) — Taxobox name = Venus clam image caption = Venus affinis regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia subclassis = Pteriomorphia ordo = Veneroida familia = Veneridae genus = Venus genus authority = Linnaeus, 1758 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • genus Venus — noun type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells • Syn: ↑Venus • Hypernyms: ↑mollusk genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Veneridae, ↑family Veneridae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

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