from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bivalve mollusc, of genus Ensis, having a long, straight shell, that burrows in the sand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The 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.


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