round clam
noun Date: circa 1843 quahog

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  • Round clam — Round Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Rotund}, {roundel}, {Rundlet}.] 1. Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • round clam — ☆ round clam n. QUAHOG …   English World dictionary

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

  • round 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

  • round clam — quahog. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Clam — (kl[a^]m), n. [Cf. {Clamp}, {Clam}, v. t., {Clammy}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam ({Mya arenaria}), the quahog or round clam ({Venus mercenaria}), the sea clam or hen clam… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Round — Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Rotund}, {roundel}, {Rundlet}.] 1. Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Round bodies — Round Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Rotund}, {roundel}, {Rundlet}.] 1. Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Round dance — Round Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Rotund}, {roundel}, {Rundlet}.] 1. Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Round game — Round Round, a. [OF. roond, roont, reond, F. rond, fr. L. rotundus, fr. rota wheel. See {Rotary}, and cf. {Rotund}, {roundel}, {Rundlet}.] 1. Having every portion of the surface or of the circumference equally distant from the center; spherical;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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