- n. Plural form of bivalve.
“And, by the way, they cling to the rock, when they turn back their operculum, for this operculum seems like a lid; in fact this structure represents the one part, in the stromboids, of that which in the bivalves is a duplicate shell.”
“Why should a dealer in "bivalves" be usually serious?”
“But it also bodes ill for other species, such as bivalves and sponges.”
“Saying that, the bivalves I happened upon were so beautifully sweet that they called out for a spritz of lemon, which also cuts through the buttery richness of the River Café inspired sauce, keeping the whole thing spanking fresh.”
“Filter feeding bivalves like oysters are not tolerant of highly sediment loads in the water.”
“Why, they were mollusks, of course; specifically, bivalves of the family Teredinidae that are commonly known as shipworms.”
““One of the real ‘good guys’ in this are the bivalves, the oysters and the mussels, which actually take up nutrients and actually remediate and improve the environment as one grows more of them.””
“Paula Mikkelsen (Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca): Her recent expedition to Australia to collect bivalves for the BivAToL project.”
“The bivalves arrive in a big, round pan whose lid is lifted at the table, releasing a cloud of steam and aromatics.”
“As you might expect, such a dire revelation launched a lot of online teeth-gnashing and fond farewells to the sexiest of all bivalves.”
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