cherrystone
cherrystone cherrystone n. 1. small quahog larger than a littleneck.

Syn: cherrystone clam. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a half-grown quahog.

Syn: cherrystone clam. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • cherrystone — ☆ cherrystone [cher′ēstōn΄ ] n. a small quahog clam: also cherrystone clam …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — noun Date: 1880 a small quahog …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cherrystone — /cher ee stohn /, n. 1. the one seeded smooth stone of the cherry. 2. the quahog, Venus mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck. [1300 50; ME cheriston. See CHERRY, STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • cherrystone — noun A hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) that is larger than a countneck, littleneck or topneck but smaller than a quahog …   Wiktionary

  • cherrystone — n. pit (seed) of a cherry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cherrystone — cher•ry•stone [[t]ˈtʃɛr iˌstoʊn[/t]] n. ivt the quahog clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

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