Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Ostreidae — the oysters.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin ostrea ("oyster, mussel")

Examples

  • There, they grow both the rock oyster and the rarer Belons (Ostrea edulis), which possess an intense mineral flavor.

    Oysters Come Back in Vogue

  • There are two main kinds of oysters found in the British Isles: the flat, or native, oyster (Ostrea edulis), most famously grown among the beds in Whitstable, Colchester and Helford; and the rock, or Pacific, oyster (Crassostrea gigas), which was introduced commercially into Britain in the 1960s.

    Oysters Come Back in Vogue

  • Now, tell me, is it possible for you to talk with your wholesalers in Paris and locate for me a few Ostrea lurida?

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • Now, tell me, is it possible for you to talk with your wholesalers in Paris and locate for me a few Ostrea lurida?

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • The Ostrea edulis is the oyster that grows off Brittany.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • Now, tell me, is it possible for you to talk with your wholesalers in Paris and locate for me a few Ostrea lurida?

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • The Ostrea edulis is the oyster that grows off Brittany.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • The Ostrea edulis is the oyster that grows off Brittany.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • Now, tell me, is it possible for you to talk with your wholesalers in Paris and locate for me a few Ostrea lurida?

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

  • The Ostrea edulis is the oyster that grows off Brittany.

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.