geo·​duck | \ ˈgü-ē-ˌdək How to pronounce geoduck (audio) \

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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Washington authorities said the PSP has been discovered in clams, geoducks, scallops, mussels and oysters at the beaches. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Washington bans shellfish harvesting after high levels of toxins found," 30 Aug. 2018 Kohan said the true impact of the tariffs should be better known in the coming weeks as more geoducks and other seafood is shipped to China and processors begin making decisions on where to send their products now that the tariffs are in place. Author: Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Some Alaska seafood exports escape China’s retaliatory tariffs," 13 July 2018 The book is packed with facts — from the weight of an octopus (150 pounds) to the length of a killer whale’s teeth (3 to 4 inches), from how deep a harbor seal can dive (1,630 feet) to the life span of a geoduck (168 years). Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "New children’s book dives deep into the Salish Sea," 23 Apr. 2018 There are more than 600 active commercial permits in fisheries most affected by otters — urchins, geoduck clams, sea cucumbers and Dungeness crabs. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskans make new push to kill more sea otters, saying they’re decimating Southeast shellfish," 17 Mar. 2018 These built anticipation for the next course, where Anderson layered shaved geoduck marinated in seaweed and shallots with caramelized duck cream, translucent clam jelly, olive oil and a cap of mustard and radish flowers. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why the restaurant Coi won’t be on this year’s Top 100 Restaurants list," 17 Apr. 2018 The 2016-17 Southeast Alaska sea cucumber fishery was valued at $5.3 million to fishermen, geoduck clams at nearly $3 million, over $7 million for Dungeness crab and $677,000 for red urchins. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Sea otters are wiping out Southeast dive fisheries, managers say," 21 Jan. 2018 In Southeast Alaska, divers are still going down for giant geoduck clams and sea cucumbers. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Sitka-based fishermen’s group gets $142K grant to train deckhands," 25 Dec. 2017 And then a rousing final parade of rich, raw seafood — the geoduck clam’s massive organ humbled into a crunchy fringe over rice, a Stellar Bay oyster with caviar — and then that gorgeous uni and truffled scallop. Craig Laban,, "Royal Izakaya isn't your parents' Japanese restaurant," 9 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of geoduck

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geoduck

Lushootseed (Salishan language of the Puget Sound region) gʷídəq

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The first known use of geoduck was in 1881

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