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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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
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
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.
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