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

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  • 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

  • littleneck — /lit l nek /, n. the quahog clam, Venus mercenaria, when young and small. [1850 55, Amer.; named after Little Neck Bay, N.Y., where it was once plentiful] * * * …   Universalium

  • littleneck — noun A young quahog, or hard clam …   Wiktionary

  • littleneck — n. small quahog clam …   English contemporary dictionary

  • littleneck — lit•tle•neck [[t]ˈlɪt lˌnɛk[/t]] n. ivt a young quahog clam • Etymology: 1850–55, amer.; after Little Neck Bay, N.Y …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 clam — noun see littleneck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Little Neck, Queens — Little Neck is a community in the New York City borough (New York City) of Queens. It is the northeast corner of Queens, bordered on the north by Little Neck Bay and on the east by Great Neck in Nassau County. Due to this proximity to Nassau,… …   Wikipedia

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