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Definition of 'hard-shell clam'


  1. Atlantic coast round clams with hard shells; large clams usually used for chowders or other clam dishes
       Synonyms: quahaug quahog round clam
  2. an edible American clam; the heavy shells were used as money by some American Indians
       Synonyms: quahog quahaug hard clam round clam Venus mercenaria Mercenaria mercenaria

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