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quahog

[ kwaw-hawg, -hog, kwoh-, koh-, kwuh-hawg, -hog ]SEE DEFINITION OF quahog

Synonyms for quahog

  • mollusk
  • cherrystone
  • littleneck
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The 'neck' is a foot, and it's little because the quahog doesn't burrow deep.

It is to this family that the quahog or hard clam of our markets belongs.

Quahog, kwa-hog′, n. the common round clam of the North American Atlantic coast.

The quahog is a thick-shelled, roundish mollusk with a distinctly heart-shaped outline when looked at endwise.

The former (Venus mercenaria) was called by the Indians "quahog," and is still so called in the Eastern states.

D'you know what answer the little boy got that asked the quahog the time o' day?

WORD ORIGIN

1753 (quogue; Roger Williams had it as poquauhock, 1643), from an Algonquian language, perhaps Narragansett poquauhock or Pequot p'quaghhaug "hard clam."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR QUAHOG

clam

nounbivalve living in ocean
  • cherrystone
  • littleneck
  • mollusk
  • quahog
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