American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A very large, edible clam (Panope generosa) of the Pacific coast of northwest North America.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as goeduck.
- n. zoology A species of large saltwater clam, native to the North American Pacific Northwest, Washington to Alaska, known as Panopea abrupta or Panope generosa, in the family Hiatellidae.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A gigantic clam (Glycimeris generosa) of the Pacific coast of North America, highly valued as an article of food.
- n. a large edible clam found burrowing deeply in sandy mud along the Pacific coast of North America; weighs up to six pounds; has siphons that can extend to several feet and cannot be withdrawn into the shell
- From Lushootseed gʷídəq ("dig deep"). (Wiktionary)
- From Puget Salish gwídəq. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The challenge: create surf and turf from an exotic list of ingredients, things like rattlesnake, black chicken, something frightening called geoduck, etc.”
“Another such word is geoduck, which is pronounced "gooey duck"; a less violently dissonant, but still unpredictable, spelling is distelfink, which according to Merriam-Webster's is pronounced DISH-tlfink it's from Pennsylvania Dutch dischdelfink 'goldfinch', although the AHD gives the normalized DIST-lfink.”
“I myself have never had a geoduck which is slightly embarassing in my field but I can admit it cheers -”
“People have already beaten me to "geoduck" on the last picture, so I'm going to have to go with tube worm.”
“Because according to "Dr. Long," the geoduck was considered to be an aphrodisiac in Asia, and people were eating the mollusk into extinction.”
“His Taylor Shellfish Farms raises a half-dozen varieties of oysters, plus clams, mussels and even giant geoduck clams two feet long that it sends to China and Japan.”
“It makes much more sense to use that seafood which is local – which for Seattle, includes geoduck.”
“A Feb. 3 front-page article about a boom in geoduck exports to Asia incorrectly said that the Suquamish reservation is on the island.”
“In the late 1980s, prosecutors spent nearly two years building a case against a geoduck-clam smuggling operation that resulted, Mr. Welch says, in "the largest white-collar fraud case in Northwest history.”
“When the lawmen finally take him down, the evidence indicates that he has illegally harvested 200,000 pounds of geoduck clams.”
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