Definition of geoduck
: 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)
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A burrowed adult geoduck’s siphon can stretch about 39 inches into the sea bed.
Brother-and-sister team Shina Wysocki and Kyle Lentz wholesale their family’s oysters around the United States and ship their geoducks to China.
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Origin and Etymology of geoduck
Lushootseed (Salishan language of the Puget Sound region) gʷídəq
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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