blue mussel


Definition of blue mussel 

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

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Chef Ara Babakhanian is serving a menu of small plates featuring Southern-style sliders; Moroccan meatballs; Chilean blue mussels and shrimp saganaki. Jenn Harris,, "Crustacean reopens in Beverly Hills with an invitation-only restaurant upstairs, and plenty of garlic noodles," 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, "Farmers of the sea," 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, "Clean energy and ecologyOffshore wind farms will change life in the sea," 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, "Maine had worst year for mussel harvest in 4 decades in ‘16," 12 Oct. 2017

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1767, in the meaning defined above

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