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qua·hogalso qua·haug (kō′hôg′, -hŏg′, kwô′-, kwō′-)
An edible clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) of the Atlantic coast of North America, having a hard rounded shell. Also called hard-shell clam, round clam.
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|Noun||1.||quahaug - 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
|2.||quahaug - 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
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