any of several rapidly burrowing clams (esp. family Solenidae) of sandy beaches, having elongated, narrow shells somewhat resembling a straight razor
Any of various clams of the family Solenidae, characteristically having long narrow shells, many of which are edible.
(plural razor clams)
- A clam of several species in superfamily Solenoidea, with long curved shells resembling straight razors.
- The Atlantic jackknife clam, Ensis directus.
- The razor shell, Ensis arcuatus.
- The Atlantic razor clam, Siliqua costata.
- The Pacific razor clam, Siliqua patula.
- The Gould's razor shell, Solen strictus