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Quahaug

quahaug

(Science: zoology) An American market clam (venus mercenaria). It is sold in large quantities, and is highly valued as food. Called also round clam, and hard clam.

The name is also applied to other allied species, as venus Mortoni of the gulf of Mexico.

Origin: Abbrev. Fr. Narragansett Indian poquauhock.


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