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The quahog clam when of comparatively small size but larger than a littleneck.
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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.
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(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.
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Not that it matters.Sitting down last Memorial Day at a seafood restaurant in Island Park, N.Y., she had never eaten a cherrystone clam.