Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An oyster growing upon a rock, as distinguished from oysters found in beds.
  • n. An oyster-like bivalve, Placunanomia macroschisma, inhabiting the Pacific coast of North America from Alaska to California.
  • n. Ostrea glomerata, of eastern Australia.

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Examples

  • We caught a number of crabs and small fish, and we carried off a single rock-oyster: as yet we had not found out that the Ustrída — the vulgar form of the

    The Land of Midian

  • We caught a number of crabs and small fish, and we carried off a single rock-oyster: as yet we had not found out that the Ustrída -- the vulgar form of the Hellenic and classical

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • Upon the shoals and reef there are incredible numbers of the finest green turtle in the world, and oysters of various kinds, particularly the rock-oyster and the pearl-oyster.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 13

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