geo·​duck ˈgü-ē-ˌdək How to pronounce geoduck (audio)
: a large edible burrowing clam (Panopea generosa synonym P. abrupta) of the Pacific coast of North America that usually weighs two to three pounds (about one kilogram)

Examples of geoduck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the geoduck finally arrives, Falcon returns to the kitchen. Jill Wendholt Silva, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 Pick from Dungeness crab, lobster, beef and pork, as well as such specialties as mantis shrimp, geoduck clams and spot shrimp. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 Chelsea Gem, Bonita, and Olympia Oysters are on offer alongside fresh clams and geoduck at their restaurant. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 Those limitations elevated the skills and resourcefulness of the chefs, who have created a thrilling menu centered on offbeat species like spot prawns, geoduck, and herring. Naomi Tomky, Saveur, 2 Aug. 2023 Southeast divers are still going down for a half-million-pound geoduck clam quota. Anchorage Daily News, 10 May 2021 Yao made the caviar dish previously with geoduck, and the clam drowned in the creamy extravagance. Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2022 Southeast divers are wrapping up a nearly 1.9-million-pound sea cucumber harvest; divers also are still digging up giant geoduck clams in some regions. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Jan. 2022 Divers continue going down for over half a million pounds of geoduck clams. Anchorage Daily News, 13 Apr. 2021

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Word History


Lushootseed (Salishan language of the Puget Sound region) gʷídəq

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geoduck was in 1881

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“Geoduck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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