Definition of Quahog

1. Noun. Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes.


2. Noun. An edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians.

Definition of Quahog

1. n. 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.

Definition of Quahog

1. Noun. An edible clam with a hard shell found along the Atlantic Coast of North America; scientific name ''Venus mercenaria''. ¹

2. Noun. Very small clams used in chowders and other clam dishes. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To fish for quahogs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quahog

1. an edible clam [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quahog

quaggiest
quaggles
quaggy
quagha
quaghas
quaghog
quagmire
quagmired
quagmires
quagmirier
quagmiriest
quagmiry
quags
quahaug
quahaugs
quahog (current term)
quahogged
quahogger
quahoggers
quahogging
quahogs
quai
quaich
quaiches
quaichs
quaigh
quaighs
quail
quail-dove
quail-doves

Literary usage of Quahog

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1. Bulletin by Natural History Society of New Brunswick (1887)
"This is one of the two or three Molluscs popularly included under the name quahog—Venus mercenaria being the true quahog. In general appearance these two ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1874)
"One of the localities, most interesting zoologically, that we visited, is a small shallow and sheltered cove, at the upper end of quahog Bay, about thirty ..."

3. A History of the New England Fisheries: With Maps by Raymond McFarland (1911)
"The early productiveness of the quahog at Cape Cod is shown by the presence of numerous shell-mounds, built up by the Indians and consisting almost entirely ..."

4. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1874)
"One of the localities, most interesting zoologically, that we visited, is a small shallow and sheltered cove, at the upper end of quahog Bay, about thirty ..."

5. The History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations by Thomas Williams Bicknell (1920)
"There were two kinds, white and black, made of the quahog and Periwinkle ... The black peag was the small round spot in the inside of the quahog shell. ..."

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