Definition of razor clam in English:

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razor clam

Pronunciation: /ˈrāzər klam/


North American
A burrowing bivalve mollusk with a long, slender shell that resembles the handle of a straight razor. Also called jackknife clam.
  • Family Solenidae: Ensis and other genera
Example sentences
  • In a scallop shell, arrange crabmeat, razor clam, mussels, scallop and honeydew melon.
  • However, the unrelated Pacific razor clam is quite popular on the West Coast and is considered to have superior flavor.
  • Most often used in fritters due to its tough nature, the West Coast razor clam is chewy at best.
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