Geoduck definition

go͝oē-dŭk
A very large, edible clam (Panope abrupta) of the Pacific coast of northwest North America.
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A very large, burrowing, edible clam (Panope generosa) of intertidal beaches of W North America.
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(zoology) A species of large saltwater clam, native to the North American Pacific Northwest, Washington to Alaska, known as Panopea abrupta or Panope generosa, in the family Hiatellidae.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of geoduck - goeduck, gweduck

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
geoduck
Plural:
geoducks

Origin of geoduck

  • From Puget Salish gwídəq

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Lushootseed gʷídəq (“dig deep”). The spelling is due to the influence of geo- and duck.

    From Wiktionary