- an edible clam, Venus (Mercenaria) mercenaria, inhabiting waters along the Atlantic coast, having a relatively thick shell.
Origin of quahog
Examples from the Web for quahog
Quahog is a rich world full of despicable, immoral, and implausibly selfish characters.‘Family Guy’ Killed Off Brian Last Night. It Was the Right Move.
November 25, 2013
The 'neck' is a foot, and it's little because the quahog doesn't burrow deep.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries
It is to this family that the quahog or hard clam of our markets belongs.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
Quahog, kwa-hog′, n. the common round clam of the North American Atlantic coast.
The quahog is a thick-shelled, roundish mollusk with a distinctly heart-shaped outline when looked at endwise.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
The former (Venus mercenaria) was called by the Indians "quahog," and is still so called in the Eastern states.A Civic Biology
George William Hunter
- an edible clam, Venus (or Mercenaria) mercenaria, native to the Atlantic coast of North America, having a large heavy rounded shellAlso called: hard-shell clam, hard-shell, round clam Compare soft-shell clam
Word Origin and History for quahog
1753 (quogue; Roger Williams had it as poquauhock, 1643), from an Algonquian language, perhaps Narragansett poquauhock or Pequot p'quaghhaug "hard clam."