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[goo-ee-duhk] /ˈgu iˌdʌk/
a very large edible clam, Panope generosa, of the NW coast of the U.S.
Also called gweduc.
Origin of geoduck
Puget Salish
1880-85, Americanism; < Puget Salish gwídəq Unabridged
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Examples from the web for geoduck
  • The necks of geoduck clams can grow up to two and a half feet long.
  • These are of obvious influence if you're a geoduck, a type of clam that people dig up at low tide.
  • It is unlawful to thrust any instrument through the neck of a geoduck.
  • It is unlawful to possess only the neck of a geoduck.
  • geoduck need different floating facilities from clams or oyster.
British Dictionary definitions for geoduck


(Canadian) a large edible clam
Word Origin
from Chinook jargon
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Word Origin and History for geoduck

edible Pacific clam, 1883, perhaps from some American Indian word.

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