hard clam
noun Date: 1846 a clam with a thick hard shell; specifically quahog

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  • Hard clam — Hard Hard (h[aum]rd), a. [Compar. {Harder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Hardest}.] [OE. hard, heard, AS. heard; akin to OS. & D. hard, G. hart, OHG. herti, harti, Icel. har[eth]r, Dan. haard, Sw. h[*a]rd, Goth. hardus, Gr. kraty s strong, ka rtos, kra tos …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard Clam — Hard Clam, s. Clams …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hard clam — Quahog redirects here. For other uses, see Quahog (disambiguation). Hard clam or Quahog Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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

  • hard clam — 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

  • hard clam — a quahog. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hard-shelled clam — Hard Hard (h[aum]rd), a. [Compar. {Harder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Hardest}.] [OE. hard, heard, AS. heard; akin to OS. & D. hard, G. hart, OHG. herti, harti, Icel. har[eth]r, Dan. haard, Sw. h[*a]rd, Goth. hardus, Gr. kraty s strong, ka rtos, kra tos …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • Hard — (h[aum]rd), a. [Compar. {Harder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Hardest}.] [OE. hard, heard, AS. heard; akin to OS. & D. hard, G. hart, OHG. herti, harti, Icel. har[eth]r, Dan. haard, Sw. h[*a]rd, Goth. hardus, Gr. kraty s strong, ka rtos, kra tos, strength …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard and fast — Hard Hard (h[aum]rd), a. [Compar. {Harder} ( [ e]r); superl. {Hardest}.] [OE. hard, heard, AS. heard; akin to OS. & D. hard, G. hart, OHG. herti, harti, Icel. har[eth]r, Dan. haard, Sw. h[*a]rd, Goth. hardus, Gr. kraty s strong, ka rtos, kra tos …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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