Definition of littleneck
: a young quahog suitable to be eaten raw —called also littleneck clam
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Garlic chopped to a fine mist and warmed with clam juice and olive oil sloshes under the baked littlenecks, a dozen to an order.
A little cream extends the flavor of juicy chopped littlenecks marinated in garlic.
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Origin and Etymology of littleneck
Littleneck Bay, Long Island, New York
First Known Use: 1883See Words from the same year
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