cherry stone

cherrystone

[cher-ee-stohn]
noun
1.
the one-seeded smooth stone of the cherry.
2.
the quahog, Venus mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English cheriston. See cherry, stone

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cherry stone

noun
the stone seed of a cherry 
cherrystone

noun
1. small quahog larger than a littleneck; eaten raw or cooked as in e.g. clams casino 
2. a half-grown quahog 
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