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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where oysters breed or are raised.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place on the seabed where oysters are grown to be harvested

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a breeding place for oysters; a place in a tidal river or other water on or near the seashore, where oysters are deposited to grow and fatten for market. See 1st Scalp, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oyster-bank; a place where oysters breed or are bred; a place prepared and sown or planted with spat.
  • n. A bed, layer, or stratum containing fossil oysters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a workplace where oysters are bred and grown

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