from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An edible clam (Venus mercenaria) of the Atlantic coast of North America, having a hard rounded shell. Also called hard-shell clam, round clam.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An edible clam with a hard shell found along the Atlantic Coast of North America; scientific name Venus mercenaria.
- n. Very small clams used in chowders and other clam dishes.
- v. To fish for quahogs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An American market clam (Venus mercenaria). It is sold in large quantities, and is highly valued as food. Called also round clam, and hard clam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The large edible round clam of the Atlantic coast of the United States, Venus mercenaria, much used for soups and chowders. See clam, and cut under dimyarian.
- To dig or search for qua-hogs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
- n. an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
Narragansett poquaûhock.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Narragansett. (Wiktionary)