hard-shell clam
noun Date: 1799 quahog — called also hard-shelled clam

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hard-shell clam — hard′ shell clam′ n. ivt quahog • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hard-shell clam — noun 1. Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes • Syn: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑round clam • Hypernyms: ↑clam • Hyponyms: ↑littleneck, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-shell clam — quahog. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-shelled clam — or hard shell clam n. QUAHOG * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-shelled clam — or hard shell clam n. QUAHOG …   English World dictionary

  • hard-shelled clam — noun see hard shell clam …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hard-shelled clam — noun see hard shell clam …   Useful english dictionary

  • Soft-shell clam — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • hard-shellclam — hard shell clam n. See quahog. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

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