Definition of trough shell in English:

trough shell


  • A burrowing marine bivalve mollusc with a thin smooth shell.

    • ‘Fauna and fauna include live cockles, trough shells, carpet shells and tellins.’
    • ‘Other bivalves you are likely to see are: tellin, mussel, razor, trough shell, and sand gapers.’
    • ‘High levels of chromium, mercury, lead and zinc in trough shell Spisula subtruncata from dredge dumping site Oostende could be ascribed to the dredge dumping activities.’
    • ‘Mactridae, also known as surf or trough shells or duck clams, is a family of marine bivalve clams of the order Veneroida.’