Definition of Razor clam

1. Noun. Marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shell.

Exact synonyms: Jackknife Clam, Knife-handle
Generic synonyms: Clam
Group relationships: Ensis, Genus Ensis



Definition of Razor clam

1. Noun. A clam of several species with long curved shells resembling straight razors. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Razor Clam

razers
razes
razing
razmataz
razoo
razoos
razor
razor-backed
razor-billed auk
razor-blade
razor-fish
razor-sharp
razor-thin
razor blade
razor blades
razor clam (current term)
razor clams
razor edge
razor fish
razor shell
razor shells
razor strap
razor strop
razor wire
razorable
razorback
razorback hog
razorbacked hog
razorbacks

Literary usage of Razor clam

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1. A Popular Zoology by Joel Dorman Steele, John Whipple Potter Jenks (1887)
"The Razor-clam is found on sandy beaches. Its foot is capable of being greatly elongated ... The eye-spots of the Razor-clam are placed upon the siphons. ..."

2. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Frederich Anton Heller von Hellwald, Elliott Coues (1884)
"The razor-clam can start this burrow when lying on the surface ; at first its progress is slow, but as soon, as it gets the shell in a vertical position, ..."

3. A Popular Zoology by Joel Dorman Steele, John Whipple Potter Jenks (1887)
"The Razor-clam is found on sandy beaches. Its foot is capable of being greatly elongated ... The eye-spots of the Razor-clam are placed upon the siphons. ..."

4. Half Hours with the Lower Animals: Protozoans, Sponges, Corals, Shells by Charles Frederick Holder (1905)
"The common razor clam, of which sixty or more species are known, ... razor clam. The odd shapes assumed by many bivalves is well illustrated in the hammer ..."

5. Bulletin by Bureau of Biological Survey, United States (1895)
"Presently one of the hogs rooted up a razor clam, when immediately down pounced the alert, but unprincipled Crow, seized the prize, and made off to devour ..."

6. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"... is called the razor clam.—Simmonds, ' Diet. of Useful Animals.' (NED) Read out. To turn out of a political party. The phrase is apparently derived from ..."

7. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1893)
"I afterward saw a stone resembling a razor clam, but it was a solid one. It appeared as if the stone, in the process of formation, had filled the mould ..."

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