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Most often thought to be from Narragansett poquaûhock (“hard clam”), perhaps from pohkeni (“dark”) + hogki (“shell”). Alternatively from Mohegan-Pequot p'quaghhaug (“hard clam”) or another Algonquin language.
- IPA(key): /ˈkwɔːhɒɡ/, /ˈkwɔːhɔːɡ/
- IPA(key): /ˈkoʊhɒɡ/, /ˈkoʊhɔːɡ/
- IPA(key): /ˈkwoʊhɒɡ/, /ˈkwoʊhɔːɡ/
- IPA(key): /kwəˈhɒɡ/, /kwəˈhɔːɡ/
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- Hyphenation: qua‧hog
quahog (plural quahogs)
- An edible clam with a hard shell found along the Atlantic Coast of North America, from species Mercenaria mercenaria, formerly Venus mercenaria.
- The largest size of quahog, generally considered only fit for use in chowders and other clam dishes.
- A similar edible clam found along coasts around the North Atlantic, generally in deeper waters, the ocean quahog, black quahog, mahogany clam or Icelandic Cyprine, Artica islandica
- (Mercenaria mercenaria): hard clam, chowder clam, round clam; count neck (smallest), littleneck (small), cherrystone (smaller medium), topneck (larger medium)
- (largest size of quahog): chowder clam
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