Definition of razor shell in English:

razor shell


  • A burrowing bivalve mollusc with a long, slender shell which resembles the handle of a cut-throat razor.

    Family Solenidae: Ensis and other genera

    • ‘A movement by a razor shell catches my attention.’
    • ‘The middle regions of the beach are surf-beaten, but the sheltered southern corner, at low tide, reveals fine sands thickly populated with razor shells, tellins, surf clams and sand mason worms.’
    • ‘Other prey, such as bristle worms, razor shells and tellins are also taken when available.’
    • ‘And there were an unusual number of razor shells around the hull.’
    • ‘Instead of crickets the sound appears too much closer to that of razor shells being rubbed together.’


razor shell