bivalve bivalve  /ˈbaɪ ˌvælv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
  2. (adj) used of mollusks having two shells (as clams etc.)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • See that bivalve social climber.

News

  • A Guide to Buying, Shucking, and Eating Clams

    With delicate razor clams gracing tasting menus at Maison Premiere and Atera , Wylie Dufresne rethinking chowder at Alder , and urban fish shacks and raw bars continuing to proliferate, it’s hard to imagine that the humble clam was ever more fashionable than it is now. In fact, it was: The native bivalve gained popularity in the early-twentieth century after New Yorkers depleted all the local ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "It's sitting on a 20 acre-site now, which when we put up the carnival, it has started to shrink," Scott said laughing. "It used to be on a 12-acre space in Bivalve."
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Terry Scott Source: Delmarva Daily Times

  2. (Anthony Bourdain calls the cook that can't roast a bird "one helpless, hopeless, sorry-ass bivalve in an apron."
    on Dec 3, 2008 By: Anthony Bourdain Source: Philadelphia citypaper.net

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