the one-seeded smooth stone of the cherry.
the quahog, Venus mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck.

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