littleneck

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

little +‎ neck. Back-formation from littleneck clam.

Noun[edit]

littleneck (plural littlenecks)

  1. A young quahog, or hard clam
    • 2007 July 18, Mark Bittman, “Summer Express: 101 Simple Meals Ready in 10 Minutes or Less”, in New York Times[1]:
      Put a few dozen washed littlenecks in a large, hot skillet with olive oil.

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