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 for quahaug
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quahog \Qua"hog\, Quahaug \Qua"haug\, n. [Abbrev. fr.
     Narragansett Indian poqua[^u]hock.] (Zool.)
     An American market clam ({Venus mercenaria). It is sold in
     large quantities, and is highly valued as food. Called also
     round clam, and hard clam.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The name is also applied to other allied species, as
           Venus Mortoni of the Gulf of Mexico.
           [1913 Webster] Quaigh

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quahaug
      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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