blue mussel


: a widely distributed edible mussel (Mytilus edulis) having a usually blue or brownish shell

Examples of blue mussel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course there is a lobster roll on the menu (which local critics consider among the best in town), as well as blue mussels from Chatham, and Duxbury littleneck clams. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 July 2018 Chef Ara Babakhanian is serving a menu of small plates featuring Southern-style sliders; Moroccan meatballs; Chilean blue mussels and shrimp saganaki. Jenn Harris,, 13 Mar. 2018 The blue mussels the Bateses grow are native to Alaska and much easier to manage, according to Weatherly. Joseph Robertia, Alaska Dispatch News, 8 Nov. 2015 Turbines in the North Sea provide a particularly enticing home for a type of tasty, edible mollusc called the blue mussel. The Economist, 12 Oct. 2017 The state’s blue mussels are beloved by seafood fans near and far, but the size of the annual harvest has dipped in recent years. Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue mussel was in 1767

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“Blue mussel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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