Crossword Genius

Greek character throws up less seafood (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

mussel

I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'seafood' is the definition.
(mussel is a kind of seafood)

'greek character throws up less' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'character' could be 'mu' (Greek letter) and 'mu' is found in the answer.
an anagram of 'less' is 'ssel' which is present in the answer.
This accounts for all the letters.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for mussel that I've seen before include "Pearl may come from it", "Bivalve with purple-black shell", "Black marine bivalves", "Common edible marine mollusc", "Edible shellfish".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.