noun Etymology: Lushootseed (Salishan language of the Puget Sound region) gwídəq Date: 1883 a large edible clam (Panopea abrupta syn. P. generosa) of the Pacific coast that usually weighs two to three pounds (about one kilogram) but may attain a weight of over ten pounds (4.5 kilograms)

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  • Geoduck — Ge o*duck, n. [American Indian name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A gigantic clam ({Glycimeris generosa}) of the Pacific coast of North America, highly valued as an article of food. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geoduck — edible Pacific clam, 1883, perhaps from some American Indian word …   Etymology dictionary

  • geoduck — ☆ geoduck [go͞o′ē duk΄ ] n. [< AmInd (Chinook) name] a very large, burrowing, edible clam (Panope generosa) of intertidal beaches of W North America …   English World dictionary

  • geoduck — /gooh ee duk /, n. a very large edible clam, Panope generosa, of the NW coast of the U.S. Also called gweduc. [1880 85, Amer.; < Puget Salish gwídaq] * * * Marine bivalve (Panopea generosa) that inhabits the intertidal zone of the Pacific coast… …   Universalium

  • Geoduck — Elefantenrüsselmuschel Elefantenrüsselmuschel (Panopea abrupta) Systematik Überordnung: Heterodonta Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • geoduck — noun A species of large saltwater clam, native to the North American Pacific Northwest, Washington to Alaska, known as Panopea abrupta or Panope generosa, in the family Hiatellidae. Syn: king clam, elephant trunk clam, mirugai, mirukuigai …   Wiktionary

  • geoduck — [ dʒi:əʊdʌk] noun a giant mud burrowing bivalve mollusc found on the west coast of North America. [Panopea generosa.] Origin C19: from Chinook Jargon …   English new terms dictionary

  • geoduck — geo·duck …   English syllables

  • geoduck — ge•o•duck [[t]ˈgu iˌdʌk[/t]] n. ivt a large edible clam, Panope generosa, of the NW coast of North America • Etymology: 1880–85; < Puget Salish gwídəq …   From formal English to slang

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