HyperDic: hard-shell_clam

English > 2 senses of the expression hard-shell clam:
NOUNfoodhard-shell clam, quahaug, quahog, round clamAtlantic coast round clams with hard shells
animalhard-shell clam, quahog, quahaug, hard clam, round clam, Venus mercenaria, Mercenaria mercenariaan edible American clam
English > hard-shell clam: 2 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningAtlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes.
Synonymsquahaug, quahog, round clam
Part ofquahog, quahaug, hard-shell clam, hard clam, round clam, Venus mercenaria, Mercenaria mercenariaAn edible American clam
Narrowercherrystone, cherrystone clamsmall quahog larger than a littleneck
littleneck, littleneck clamA quahog when young and small
Broaderclamflesh of either hard ... / hard-shell or soft-shell clams
English > hard-shell clam: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningAn edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians.
Synonymsquahog, quahaug, hard clam, round clam, Venus mercenaria, Mercenaria mercenaria
Member ofVenus, genus Venustype genus of the family Veneridae
Partsquahaug, quahog, hard-shell clam, round clamAtlantic coast round clams with hard shells
Narrowercherrystone, cherrystone clamA half-grown quahog
littleneck, littleneck clamA young quahog
Broaderclamburrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud

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