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 for hard-shell clam
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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