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cherrystone

[cher-ee-stohn] /ˈtʃɛr iˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
the one-seeded smooth stone of the cherry.
2.
the quahog, Venus mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English cheriston. See cherry, stone
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Examples for cherrystone
  • cherrystone clams served with big shreds of freshly grated horseradish, lemon, catsup and mignonette sauce.
  • Oysters and littleneck and cherrystone clams are every bit as fresh and fine as you would expect at a seaside spot.
  • Product may include little neck clams, cherrystone clams, and oysters.
Contemporary definitions for cherrystone
noun

See American quahog

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