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quahog (n.)

"large, edible, round clam of the Atlantic Coast of the U.S.," much used for soups and chowders, by 1753 in roughly the modern spelling (quogue; Roger Williams had it as poquauhock, 1643), from an Algonquian language, perhaps Narragansett poquauhock or Pequot p'quaghhaug "hard clam."

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Definitions of quahog from WordNet

quahog (n.)
Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes;
Synonyms: quahaug / hard-shell clam / round clam
quahog (n.)
an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians;
Synonyms: quahaug / hard-shell clam / hard clam / round clam / Venus mercenaria / Mercenaria mercenaria
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