the young of the quahog, a round, thick-shelled clam, usually eaten raw
also littleneck clam
Origin of littleneckafter Little Neck, Long Island
The quahog clam when small and suitable for eating raw. Littlenecks are smaller than cherrystones.
Origin of littleneckAfter Little Neck, Bay, off western Long Island, New York.
- A young quahog, or hard clam