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razor clam

noun
1.
any bivalve mollusk of the family Solenidae, especially of the genus Ensis, having a long, rectangular, slightly curved shell.
Also called jackknife clam.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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  • The razor clam, a filter feeder, relies on plankton for food.
  • Hardy souls catching steelhead, looking forward to razor clam dig.
  • The life cycle of the razor clam is simple and unique.

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