Definition: Meaning of, oyster in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈɔɪstə /

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oyster oysters
  1. a type of SHELLFISH that can be eaten cooked or uncooked, and that produces a jewel called a PEARL
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  2. the world is your oyster used to tell someone that they can achieve whatever they want
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oyster used in phrases

  • Japanese oyster (noun)
    1. a large oyster native to Japan and introduced along the Pacific coast of the United States; a candidate for introduction in Chesapeake Bay
  • Spanish oyster plant (noun)
    1. a golden thistle of southwestern Europe cultivated for its edible sweet roots and edible leaves and stalks; its yellow flowers are used as a substitute for saffron
  • Virginia oyster (noun)
    1. common edible oyster of Atlantic coast of North America
  • oyster agaric (noun)
    1. edible agaric with a soft greyish cap growing in shelving masses on dead wood
  • oyster bank (noun)
    1. a workplace where oysters are bred and grown
  • oyster bar (noun)
    1. as in a restaurant a bar that specializes in oysters prepared in different ways
  • oyster bed (noun)
    1. an area at the bottom of the sea where oysters live
  • oyster crab (noun)
    1. tiny soft-bodied crab living within the mantle cavity of oysters
  • oyster cracker (noun)
    1. a small dry usually round cracker
  • oyster dressing (noun)
    1. stuffing made with oysters
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