Geoduck (1882) origin
Friolly at AOL.COM
Sat Nov 9 03:07:59 UTC 2002
Here's what Mathews has to say in the DA page 690:
No doubt from a Nisqualli Indian term meaning "dig deep." See Webster s.v.
_gweduc_. In _Natural History_. April 1948, 190, the name is said to be
based on that of a certain John F. Gowey. The pronunciation given here is
the one said to be correct on p. 163 of the magazine cited, but _Cent. Supp.,
s.v. goeduk_, has ['goid^k].
Of course, this still does not answer the question of why it is spelled as it
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