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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quahog, quahaug, hard-shell clam, hard clam, round clam, Venus mercenaria, Mercenaria mercenarianoun

    an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians

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  1. Hard clam

    The hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), also known as the round clam, hard-shell (or hard-shelled) clam, or the quahog, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk that is native to the eastern shores of North America and Central America from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatán Peninsula. It is one of many unrelated edible bivalves that in the United States are frequently referred to simply as clams, as in the expression "clam digging". Older literature sources may use the systematic name Venus mercenaria; this species is in the family Veneridae, the venus clams. Confusingly, the "ocean quahog" is a different species, Arctica islandica, which, although superficially similar in shape, is in a different family of bivalves: it is rounder than the hard clam, usually has black periostracum, and there is no pallial sinus in the interior of the shell.

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  1. hard clam

    A hard clam, also known as a quahog, round clam, or hard-shell clam, is a large edible marine bivalve mollusk species, Mercenaria mercenaria, native to the eastern coasts of North America. It has a thick, rounded shell that ranges in color from white to gray, and the meat inside is a popular seafood dish. The hardness of the shell gives this species its common name.

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  1. Hard clam

    The hard clam, also known as a quahog, round clam, or hard-shell clam, is an edible marine bivalve mollusk which is native to the eastern shores of North America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucatán Peninsula. It is one of many unrelated edible bivalves which in the United States are frequently referred to simply as clams, as in the expression "clam digging". Older literature sources may use the systematic name Venus mercenaria; this species is indeed in the family Veneridae, the venus clams. Confusingly, the "ocean quahog" is a different species, Arctica islandica, which, although superficially similar in shape, is in a different family of bivalves: it is rounder than the hard clam, usually has black periostracum, and there is no pallial sinus in the interior of the shell. They have been known to live up to 400 years. In 2007 a Quahog clam was plucked from the ocean floor at the north coast of Iceland. It was later confirmed to be 405 years old and is recognized as the worlds longest lived animal

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hard clam in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hard clam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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