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British Dictionary definitions for razor-shell


  1. any of various sand-burrowing bivalve molluscs of the genera Ensis and Solen, which have a long tubular shellUS name: razor clam
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  • The animal inhabiting the razor-shell (solen), used as a bait by fishermen.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Mussels, razor-shell clams and maninoses added to the edible supplies.