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littleneck

[lit-l-nek] /ˈlɪt lˌnɛk/
noun
1.
the quahog clam, Venus mercenaria, when young and small.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; named after Little Neck Bay, N.Y., where it was once plentiful
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