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Definition of Oyster


  1. Any marine bivalve mollusk of the genus Ostrea. They are usually found adhering to rocks or other fixed objects in shallow water along the seacoasts, or in brackish water in the mouth of rivers. The common European oyster (Ostrea edulis), and the American oyster (Ostrea Virginiana), are the most important species.
  2. A name popularly given to the delicate morsel contained in a small cavity of the bone on each side of the lower part of the back of a fowl.
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Oyster Translations

oyster in Dutch is oester
oyster in German is Auster {f}
oyster in Hungarian is osztriga
oyster in Italian is ostrica
oyster in Portuguese is ostra
oyster in Spanish is ostra
oyster in Swedish is ostron