- a very large edible clam, Panope generosa, of the NW coast of the U.S.
Origin of geoduck
1880–85, Americanism; < Puget Salish gwídəq
Also called gweduc.
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- Canadian a large edible clam
from Chinook jargon
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Word Origin and History for geoduck
edible Pacific clam, 1883, perhaps from some American Indian word.
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