geoduck

[goo-ee-duhk]

Origin of geoduck

1880–85, Americanism; < Puget Salish gwídəq
Also called gweduc.
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British Dictionary definitions for geoduck

geoduck

noun
  1. Canadian a large edible clam

Word Origin for geoduck

from Chinook jargon
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Word Origin and History for geoduck
n.

edible Pacific clam, 1883, perhaps from some American Indian word.

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