razor clam

noun

Definition of 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 The Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding razor clam fans of Thursday’s seasonal closure of all Clatsop County beaches, which have already been closed for months because of domoic acid levels. oregonlive, 10 July 2021 To illustrate the direct link between the ocean’s health and the tribe’s livelihood, the Quinault people have an annual summer razor clam dig to harvest clams to sell. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 30 Sep. 2021 To illustrate the direct link between the ocean’s health and the tribe’s livelihood, the Quinault people have an annual summer razor clam dig to harvest clams to sell. Michala Garrison, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Sep. 2021 Portions of the south Oregon Coast have reopened to razor clam digging, but the honey hole on Clatsop beaches remains closed. oregonlive, 8 May 2021 The state’s razor clam fishery alone can generate $1 million in revenue for these tribes, and the tourism associated with clamming can earn another $28 million. Sara Harrison, Wired, 23 Dec. 2020 Oregon has closed razor clam digging from the Columbia River south to the Siuslaw River’s north jetty in Florence following a high concentration of domoic acid found in clams on Clatsop County beaches. oregonlive, 30 Oct. 2020 On the East Coast, from Canada to South Carolina, the Atlantic jackknife clam (also called a razor clam, but smaller than the Pacific variety) is sought in intertidal bays and estuaries. Popular Science, 19 Oct. 2020 Clatsop County beaches are closed to all razor clam digging until October. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of razor clam

1860, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2021

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“Razor clam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razor%20clam. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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