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razor clam

n.
Any of various clams of the family Solenidae, characteristically having long narrow shells, many of which are edible.

ra′zor clam`


n.
any narrow, elongated bivalve mollusk of the family Solenidae, having a shell with razor-sharp edges.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.razor clam - marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shellrazor clam - marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shell
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
Ensis, genus Ensis - razor clams
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All coastal bays are open to clamming for species other than razor clams except on spits and jetties and at bay mouths, and nonrazor clams may be harvested from the Umpqua River south.
Fishing for scallops, mussels and razor clams had been banned because of high poisioning levels caused by natural algae.
Razor clams are bivalves whose commercial demand has notably increased in Spain in recent years (Remacha-Trivino 1996).
Marine zone: The harvest of razor clams is allowed on ocean beaches north of Seaside to the Columbia River, and minus tides are expected this weekend.
Clatsop County beaches north of Seaside were open to the digging of razor clams the last time I checked, but beaches south of Seaside remained closed because of dropping but still unacceptable levels of domoic acid, from toxic plankton ingested by the clams.
"And a limit of razor clams is worth 12, maybe 15 bucks."
Officials for the Oregon Department of Agriculture have lifted a ban on mussels and clams - except for razor clams - from Coos Bay to the California border.
Tests last week revealed that paralytic shellfish poising toxins are in the safe range for shellfish in this area, but testing for domoic acid reveals razor clams on the south and central coast are still at unsafe levels.
For the first time in more than a year, Washington's famed clam beaches will be open to the digging of razor clams. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife granted diggers three days to dig razor clams after a series of marine toxin tests confirmed the clams at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Kalaloch are safe to eat.
The ocean's best is in season as Lung Hin brings premium Scottish razor clams to elevate Cantonese dining experience.
A February Snow Moon menu, for instance, commences with cold water langoustine and razor clams, lingonberries, and elk.
The UK is a dominant supplier of some species, including, for example, the European lobster, but is reliant on other supplies for species like mussels, oysters, clams, cockles and razor clams.