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The quahog clam when of comparatively small size but larger than a littleneck.


1. (Animals)
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.


(ˈtʃɛr iˌstoʊn)

the quahog clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck.
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Noun1.cherrystone - small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino
hard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clam - Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
2.cherrystone - a half-grown quahog
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
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Although there are iftar favourites from the Arabic kitchen -- kibbeh and the like -- we say go direct for the fresh seafood counter, laden with prawns, smoked fish, mussels and cherrystone clams -- sweet and icy bites of the ocean -- and then move on to the little dishes of antipasti, and the cold meat platter.
Many shoppers buy it to make fritters out of the Rhode Island Cherrystone, Wild Caught Maine Steamer, cold water oysters, little necks and wild- caught Quahog clams sold in the seafood department.
To help get the company off the ground, Slater has invested $130,000 so far in seed money, about one-third of which was equity and the rest convertible debt, Sparkman says; its last investment tranche of $30,000 was made in partnership with Cherrystone Angel Group.
Kidderminster's Fransen Transport, one of the region's best known international refrigerated haulage companies with over 30 years of trading, has been taken over in a "home-grown" deal by Birmingham-based Cherrystone Investments.
A small clam from Wellfleet, Massachusetts; may substitute cherrystone clams.
In the early to mid 1930's, when the quahogs attained littleneck and cherrystone sizes, authorities in New York temporarily banned the importation of Raritan Bay quahogs for public health reasons.