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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An investigation of the aquaculture potential of the bay quahaug, Mercenaria mercenaria, the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, in three estuaries along the Northumberland Strait coast of Nova Scotia.
21 95 Multiple comparisons: Prey species Quahaugs Eastern oysters Mussels Soft-shell clams Size-classes (mm) 25-40 15-25 0-15 TABLE 2.
Round and round we go, all of us, and ever come back thither,) / If nothing lay more develop'd the quahaug in its callous shell were enough" (LG4881 52); "The change .