Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of a family of bivalves, of which the oyster is the type.

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

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

Etymologies

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Latin ostrea an oyster. See oyster.

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