bivalve :

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

  • The introduction to poulet rti gently proclaims, "If you can't properly roast a damn chicken then you're one helpless, hopeless, sorry-ass bivalve in an apron.
  • See that bivalve social climber.
  • Since Sheridan wrote "An oyster may be crossed in love," no one need be surprised at certain experiments now being conducted with the bivalve by the New York State Conservation .
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  • 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 ...
    June 17, 2013 - New York Magazine

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