Definition of razor shell in English:

razor shell

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noun

A burrowing bivalve mollusc with a long slender shell which resembles the handle of a cut-throat razor. Also called jackknife clam or razor clam in North America.
  • Family Solenidae: Ensis and other genera
More example sentences
  • A movement by a razor shell catches my attention.
  • The middle regions of the beach are surf-beaten, but the sheltered southern corner, at low tide, reveals fine sands thickly populated with razor shells, tellins, surf clams and sand mason worms.
  • Other prey, such as bristle worms, razor shells and tellins are also taken when available.

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