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bay scallop

noun
1.
a small scallop, Pecten irradians, inhabiting shallow waters and mud flats from southeastern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, especially eastern Long Island Sound.
2.
the edible abductor muscle of this scallop, having a sweet and delicate flavor.
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  • If you look closely at a live bay scallop, you can see that it has a row of blue eyes along the open edge of its shell.
  • Also, the original outboard engine was used in areas of high bay scallop concentration.
  • The biologist is holding a string of bay scallop shells used to collect oyster spat.
  • Development of bay scallop stock enhancement technology.

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