hard-shell clam

hard-shell clam
noun
1. Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
Syn: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑round clam
Hypernyms: ↑clam
Part Holonyms: ↑quahog, ↑quahaug, ↑hard clam, ↑round clam, ↑Venus mercenaria, ↑Mercenaria mercenaria
2. an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
Hypernyms: ↑clam
Member Holonyms: ↑Venus, ↑genus Venus
Part Meronyms: ↑quahaug, ↑quahog, ↑round clam

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noun also hard-shelled clam

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quahog.
[1810-20, Amer.]

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hard-shell clam,
= quahog. (Cf.quahog)

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n. another term for quahog

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hard-shell clam — hard′ shell clam′ n. ivt quahog • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hard-shell clam — noun Date: 1799 quahog called also hard shelled clam …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hard-shelled clam — or hard shell clam n. QUAHOG * * * …   Universalium

  • hard-shelled clam — or hard shell clam n. QUAHOG …   English World dictionary

  • hard-shelled clam — noun see hard shell clam …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hard-shelled clam — noun see hard shell clam …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard-shell clam — quahog. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Soft-shell clam — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • hard-shellclam — hard shell clam n. See quahog. * * * …   Universalium

  • clam — clam1 clamlike, adj. clammer, n. /klam/, n., v., clammed, clamming. n. 1. any of various bivalve mollusks, esp. certain edible species. Cf. quahog, soft shell clam. 2. Informal. a secretive or silent person. 3 …   Universalium

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