IPA: kwˈeɪhɑg


  • An edible clam with a hard shell found along the Atlantic Coast of North America, from species Mercenaria mercenaria, formerly Venus mercenaria.
  • The largest size of such an edible clam, generally considered only fit for use in chowders and other clam dishes.
  • A similar edible clam found along coasts around the North Atlantic, generally in deeper waters, the ocean quahog, black quahog, mahogany clam or Icelandic cyprine, Arctica islandica


  • (intransitive) To dig for quahogs.

Examples of "quahog" in Sentences

  • Following discussion quahog article on merger.
  • The item on the lower right is a stuffed quahog clam.
  • Peter leaves and gets a room in a hotel in downtown Quahog.
  • Griffin and Redbush remain in Quahog to live happily ever after.
  • Such words include quahog, papoose, powwow, squash, and succotash.
  • Lois worked at the Quahog Airport for a short time as a stewardess.
  • It is also known as the Northern quahog, round clam, or chowder clam.
  • The quahog is the official shellfish of the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
  • Both shells produce white beads, but only parts of the quahog produce purple.
  • The final segment involves the two's struggle to return to their home in Quahog.
  • He eventually starts a town on the ruins of the community, naming it New Quahog.
  • "He should have a pickled egg to go with his quahog and his ginger brandy and his 'Gansett."
  • "When you have ordered the quahog the bartender puts it in the toaster oven to heat up," Jim said.
  • "First thing that you do is order a quahog," which is a tough clam, as tough as the toughs who lived in Main South where I lived, he said to me.
  • The researchers used the Northern quahog, or hard clam, and the Atlantic bay scallop, two economically - and ecologically-significant shellfish.
  • He has been a high school wrestler, a scuba diving instructor, a quahog diver, a UPS sorter, a technical writer and developmental editor, a private pilot, and a stay-at-home dad.
  • It may look homely, but Food Network star Duff Goldman ("Ace of Cakes") chose the stuffed quahog ("KO-hog")—which boasts generous amounts of clam as well as linguica, the slightly spicy Portuguese sausage—for the show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate."

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