razor clam

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razor clam


razor clam (plural razor clams)

  1. A clam of several species in superfamily Solenoidea, with long curved shells resembling straight razors.
    • 2019, Movius, Lisa, “A local’s guide to Shanghai”, in The Washington Post[1], archived from the original on 02 October 2019:
      Meaning “little white birch,” Xiaobaihua has specials including the tofu-and-wild-herb cold dish malantou, the zuiji drunken chicken, the shizitou pork meatballs on bok choy, the xunyu smoked fish and the suanxiang chengzi garlic-drenched razor clams.
    1. Atlantic jackknife clam, Ensis directus.
    2. Razor shell, Ensis arcuatus, now Ensis magnus.
    3. Atlantic razor clam, Siliqua costata.
    4. Pacific razor clam, Siliqua patula.
    5. Gould's razor shell, Solen strictus