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A very large, edible clam (Panope abrupta) of the Pacific coast of northwest North America.
[From Puget Salish gwídəq.]
(Animals) Canadian a large edible clam
[from Chinook jargon]
a large edible clam, Panope generosa, of the NW coast of North America.
[1880–85; < Puget Salish gwídəq]
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|Noun||1.||geoduck - a large edible clam found burrowing deeply in sandy mud along the Pacific coast of North America; weighs up to six pounds; has siphons that can extend to several feet and cannot be withdrawn into the shell|
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness