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The quahog clam when of comparatively small size but larger than a littleneck.
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a. a small or not fully-grown edible clam of the genus Mercenaria, found in the waters off the Atlantic coast of North America
b. (as modifier): cherrystone clams.
2. (Animals) (as modifier): cherrystone clams.
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the quahog clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck.
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|Noun||1.||cherrystone - small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino|
|2.||cherrystone - a half-grown quahog|
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