quahog

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Etymology[edit]

From Narragansett.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkoʊhɒɡ, ˈkoʊhɔːɡ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

quahog (plural quahogs)

  1. An edible clam with a hard shell found along the Atlantic Coast of North America, from genus Mercenaria mercenaria, formerly Venus mercenaria.
  2. Very small clams used in chowders and other clam dishes.

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Verb[edit]

quahog (third-person singular simple present quahogs, present participle quahogging, simple past and past participle quahogged)

  1. (intransitive) To fish for quahogs.