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A very large, edible clam (Panope abrupta) of the Pacific coast of northwest North America.

[From Puget Salish gwídəq.]


(Animals) Canadian a large edible clam
[from Chinook jargon]


(ˈgu iˌdʌk)

a large edible clam, Panope generosa, of the NW coast of North America.
[1880–85; < Puget Salish gwídəq]
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Noun1.geoduck - a large edible clam found burrowing deeply in sandy mud along the Pacific coast of North Americageoduck - a large edible clam found burrowing deeply in sandy mud along the Pacific coast of North America; weighs up to six pounds; has siphons that can extend to several feet and cannot be withdrawn into the shell
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
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The team has also unearthed several fossilized geoducks, sand dollars, digger pine tree cones and seeds.
Lehualani Keka added 10 kills and Tori Wegdahl had 19 digs for the Geoducks (7-12, 4-9 CCC), who held the Beacons (15-5, 10-5) to .
Cod, clams, scallops, shrimp, geoducks, sea urchins, and sea cumbers are also abundant, and delectable, but not covered in this article.
Age, size structure and growth parameters of geoducks (Panopea abrupta, Conrad 1849) from 34 locations in British Columbia sampled between 1993 and 2000.
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It is noteworthy that allowable fishing mortality rates <10% of the stock are more similar to the mortality rates of the longest-lived bivalves, such as geoducks and ocean quahogs (e.
Common and widely available clam varieties from the Pacific Coast include geoducks, littlenecks, and Manila clams.
Pacific geoducks and Atlantic quahogs are estimated to live up to 146 and 221 years, respectively.
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On the other side, Bower and Blackbourn (2003) report that some geoducks (Panopea generosa) collected in BC had dark thickened integument (periostracum) on the siphon and/or mantle that appeared brown or black.