quahog

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quahog:

see clamclam,
common name for certain bivalve mollusks, especially for marine species that live buried in mud or sand and have valves (the two pieces of the shell) of equal size.
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The white was made frequently from the stem or stock of the meteauhock or periwinkle, while the black was manufactured from the shell of the quahaug (venus mercenaria) or large round clam.
In 1874 occurs the first mention of the word quahaug [sic] in a legislative act "to regulate the shellfisheries in the waters of Mount Hope Bay and its tributaries," whereby the selectmen of the towns bordering on Mount Hope Bay were permitted to grant licenses for the cultivation of clams, quahogs, scallops and other shellfish to any inhabitant.