Definitions for quahogˈkoʊ hɔg, -hɒg, ˈkwoʊ-, ˈkwɔ-
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qua•hogˈkoʊ hɔg, -hɒg, ˈkwoʊ-, ˈkwɔ-(n.)
a thick-shelled, edible clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, of Atlantic North American coasts.
Origin of quahog:
1745–55, Amer.; < Narragansett (E sp.) poquaûhock
quahaug, quahog, hard-shell clam, round clam(noun)
Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
quahog, quahaug, hard-shell clam, hard clam, round clam, Venus mercenaria, Mercenaria mercenaria(noun)
an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
An edible clam with a hard shell found along the Atlantic Coast of North America; scientific name Venus mercenaria.
Very small clams used in chowders and other clam dishes.
To fish for quahogs.
alt. of Quahaug