Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The shell of a razor-fish; a bivalve mollusk of the genera Ensis, Solen, or Siliqua: so called from the shape of the shell, which resembles a razor. Compare razor-fish, 3.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) any marine bivalve shell belonging to Solen and allied genera, especially Solen ensis (or Ensatella ensis), and Solen Americana, which have a long, narrow, somewhat curved shell, resembling a razor handle in shape. Called also
razor clam, razor fish, knife handle.
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