razor clam


: any of a family (Solenidae) of marine lamellibranch mollusks having a long narrow thin shell

Examples of razor clam in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inland bears eat lots of freshwater fish, while coastal bears eat saltwater fish, seaweed, razor clams, and the occasional dead sea mammal. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 30 May 2024 The chef José Pizarro buzzes through the covered market in Barbate at speed–past flamenco buskers holding their guitars up to their chins, and pomegranates, dragon fruit, and crab’s feet—making a beeline for razor clams and bluefin tuna, called atún rojo in Spain for its ruby flesh. Lydia Bell, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 May 2024 The peninsula also has one of the Pacific Northwest’s richest razor clam grounds and great crabbing, fishing, and oystering. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 2 May 2024 There were clams, of course, fifteen dollars a dozen, and also the thrilling option of razor clams, their long, rectangular shells housing juicy mollusks more subtle in flavor than their conventional counterparts. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 5 Nov. 2023 The special menu features Alaska razor clams with cantaloupe and caviar, rabbit with garlic walnut cream and smoked bison osso bucco. Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Aug. 2023 So, too, was tagliolini with razor clams, lamb bacon, and Calabrian chile. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 18 July 2023 Digging on Clatsop beaches accounts for the vast majority of razor clams taken annually in Oregon, but will close the evening of July 14. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 10 June 2023 These range from felony drug charges to driving without insurance to exceeding the bag limit of razor clams. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 24 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of razor clam was in 1860

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“Razor clam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razor%20clam. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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