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quahog

noun qua·hog \ˈkō-ˌhȯg, ˈkwȯ-, ˈkwō-, -ˌhäg\

Simple Definition of quahog

  • : a type of large clam that is eaten as food

Full Definition of quahog

  1. :  a thick-shelled edible clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) of the United States

Variants of quahog

also qua·haug play \ˈkō-ˌhȯg, ˈkwȯ-, ˈkwō-, -ˌhäg\

Origin of quahog

modification of Narragansett poquaûhock


First Known Use: 1753

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