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qua·hog

also qua·haug  (kō′hôg′, -hŏg′, kwô′-, kwō′-)
n.
An edible clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) of the Atlantic coast of North America, having a hard rounded shell. Also called hard-shell clam, round clam.

[Narragansett poquaûhock.]

quahog

(ˈkəʊˌhɒɡ) ,

quohog

or

quahaug

n
(Animals) an edible clam, Venus (or Mercenaria) mercenaria, native to the Atlantic coast of North America, having a large heavy rounded shell. Also called: hard-shell clam, hard-shell or round clam Compare soft-shell clam
[C18: from Narraganset, short for poquauhock, from pohkeni dark + hogki shell]

qua•hog

or qua•haug

(ˈkoʊ hɔg, -hɒg, ˈkwoʊ-, ˈkwɔ-)

n.
a thick-shelled, edible clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, of Atlantic North American coasts.
[1745–55, Amer.; < Narragansett (E sp.) poquaûhock]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quahog - Atlantic coast round clams with hard shellsquahog - Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
Mercenaria mercenaria, hard clam, Venus mercenaria, hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam - an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
clam - flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams
littleneck, littleneck clam - a quahog when young and small; usually eaten raw; an important food popular in New York
cherrystone, cherrystone clam - small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino
2.quahog - an edible American clamquahog - an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
genus Venus, Venus - type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells
littleneck, littleneck clam - a young quahog
cherrystone, cherrystone clam - a half-grown quahog
hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam - Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
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While visitors and residents alike enjoy harvesting and eating shellfish, such as clams, quahaugs and mussels, the public must verify if the areas where they plan to harvest shellfish are open.