cherrystone

cherrystone
noun
1. small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino
Syn: ↑cherrystone clam
Hypernyms: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑hard-shell clam, ↑round clam
2. a half-grown quahog
Syn: ↑cherrystone clam
Hypernyms:

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : the stone or endocarp of the cherry
2. : something of little or no value

I wouldn't give a cherrystone for his opinion

3. : a small quahog

a cherrystone clam

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/cher"ee stohn'/, n.
1. the one-seeded smooth stone of the cherry.
2. the quahog, Venus mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck.
[1300-50; ME cheriston. See CHERRY, STONE]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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