Definitions for: Quahog


[n] an edible American clam
[n] Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes



Webster (1913) Definition: Qua"hog, Quahaug Qua"haug, n. [Abbrev. fr.
Narragansett Indian poqua[^u]hock.] (Zo["o]l.)
An American market clam (Venus mercenaria). It is sold in
large quantities, and is highly valued as food. Called also
round clam, and hard clam.

Note: The name is also applied to other allied species, as
Venus Mortoni of the Gulf of Mexico.

Synonyms: hard-shell clam, hard-shell clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, quahaug, quahaug, round clam, round clam, Venus mercenaria

See Also: cherrystone, cherrystone, cherrystone clam, cherrystone clam, clam, clam, genus Venus, littleneck, littleneck, littleneck clam, littleneck clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, quahog, quahog, Venus, Venus mercenaria

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