Definitions

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  • n. Any of a family of bivalves of which the oyster is the type.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of a family of bivalves, of which the oyster is the type.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling an oyster; of or pertaining to the Ostracea. Also ostraceous, ostreaceous.
  • n. A member of the Ostracea; an oyster. Also ostracine.

Etymologies

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Latin ostrea an oyster. See oyster.

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