- A large edible clam that is found on the Atlantic coast of North America and is used especially in clam chowder.
- A clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, of the Atlantic coast of North America, having a hard, heavy shell.
Mid-17th century, of algonquian origin.
- The quahog is a staple ingredient in New England clam chowder.
- The quahog is a popular food source for both humans and marine animals.
- Quahogs can be found in large numbers in Atlantic coastal waters.
- Quahog shells are often used to make jewelry and other decorative items.
- Quahogs have a distinctive flavor that sets them apart from other types of clams.