cherrystone

noun

cher·​ry·​stone ˈcher-ē-ˌstōn How to pronounce cherrystone (audio)
: a small quahog

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web O’Brien & Brough in Bristol has a special cherrystone rye batch available by the bottle for $45 each. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Jan. 2023 Grab some plump juicy cherrystone clams on the half shell from Larsen's Fish Market and take a blanket over to the public beach to watch the summer sky change colors as the sun sets over the harbor. Brad Johnson, Bon Appétit, 1 July 2022 The timeless parts of sensory experience come to the fore, as when Sophie gives Marianne cherrystones heated by the fire for her menstrual cramps. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 12 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cherrystone was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Cherrystone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cherrystone. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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