Littleneck meaning

lĭt'l-nĕk'
The quahog clam when small and suitable for eating raw. Littlenecks are smaller than cherrystones.
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The young of the quahog, a round, thick-shelled clam, usually eaten raw.
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A young quahog, or hard clam.
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Origin of littleneck

  • After Little Neck Bay, off western Long Island, New York
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • little +"Ž neck. Back-formation from littleneck clam.
    From Wiktionary