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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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