littleneck clam
noun see littleneck

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • littleneck clam — noun 1. a quahog when young and small; usually eaten raw; an important food popular in New York • Syn: ↑littleneck • Hypernyms: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑hard shell clam, ↑round clam 2. a young quahog …   Useful english dictionary

  • littleneck — n. 1. a quahog when young and small; frequently eaten raw. Syn: littleneck clam. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a young quahog suitable to be eaten raw. Syn: littleneck clam. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • littleneck — ☆ littleneck [lit′ l nek΄ ] n. [after Little Neck, Long Island] the young of the quahog, a round, thick shelled clam, usually eaten raw: also littleneck clam …   English World dictionary

  • littleneck — noun 1. a quahog when young and small; usually eaten raw; an important food popular in New York • Syn: ↑littleneck clam • Hypernyms: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑hard shell clam, ↑round clam 2. a young quahog …   Useful english dictionary

  • clam — clam1 clamlike, adj. clammer, n. /klam/, n., v., clammed, clamming. n. 1. any of various bivalve mollusks, esp. certain edible species. Cf. quahog, soft shell clam. 2. Informal. a secretive or silent person. 3 …   Universalium

  • littleneck — noun Etymology: Littleneck Bay, Long Island, N.Y. Date: 1883 a young quahog suitable to be eaten raw called also littleneck clam …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clam — Synonyms and related words: Chilopoda, Chordata, Dungeness crab, Echiuroidea, Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, Japanese crab, Laconian, Monoplacophora, Nemertinea, Phoronidea, Spartan, angle, bait the hook, blue point, bob, coquillage, crab, crawdad,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Clam chowder — New England clam chowder. Dish details Serving temperature Hot Main ingredient(s) Clams …   Wikipedia

  • clam — [n] bivalve living in ocean cherrystone, littleneck, mollusk, quahog; concept 394 …   New thesaurus

  • Clam — For other uses, see Clam (disambiguation). Clam Edible clams in the family Veneridae Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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