razor clam

noun

Definition of razor clam

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Clatsop County beaches are closed to all razor clam digging until October. oregonlive, "It’s free to fish in Oregon this weekend," 11 Aug. 2020 The closed area, from Tillamook Head north to the Columbia River, accounts for more than 90% of Oregon’s razor clam harvests. oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: Reeling in a first-ever salmon on the Columbia River," 11 July 2020 In November, a different group of researchers from the university found that microplastics were being ingested by numerous organisms up and down the Oregon coast, including razor clams and oysters. oregonlive, "Microplastics are harming sand crabs on the Oregon coast, PSU researcher finds," 31 Jan. 2020 In other news, Washington has opened a four-day razor clam dig Thursday through Sunday for evening tides (only) on Long Beach and Twin Harbors beach. oregonlive, "Lackluster forecast for Columbia River spring chinook leads to fragmented fishing season," 20 Feb. 2020 Be sure to check out the surf and razor clams, too. Shirley Leung, BostonGlobe.com, "5 things you have to check out at the new 99 Ranch supermarket," 18 Jan. 2020 Washington will open a five day Christmas vacation dig for razor clams, beginning Monday. oregonlive, "Washington to open Christmas vacation dig for razor clams on Monday," 21 Dec. 2019 Washington has also set new razor clam seasons on its ocean beaches. oregonlive, "Bill Monroe: Reflecting on four decades of smiles at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show," 19 Jan. 2020 The 2020 closure does not affect personal-use razor clam regulations on westside Cook Inlet beaches. Anchorage Daily News, "Clamming on the Kenai Peninsula is a no-go for 2020," 3 Jan. 2020

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Razor clam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razor%20clam. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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